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How over 55s would fix the Age Pension and Centrelink

How would you fix the pension system? Here are your ideas …

How will Sandra’s long service leave affect her Age Pension?

Sandra is retiring with 16 weeks of long service leave and is worried about her pension.

Labor pledges to increase Centrelink and pension payments

Formula shows how the Government can afford to increase Centrelink payments.

How does Centrelink view gifting for medical expenses?

Would helping her sick grandson result in an Age Pension increase for Diane?

PM to impose travel bans on welfare recipients and tax dodgers

New policy could ground welfare cheats and tax debt dodgers.

Age Pension increases: 20 September 2018

How much more Age Pension will you receive?

Changes to Newstart rates and thresholds

From 20 September 2018, Newstart rates and thresholds will be indexed.

Centrelink Q&A: Will good deed affect Maria’s pension?

Maria is borrowing to help her daughter, but is concerned about the ramifications.

Will family member financial help affect your pension?

Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your pension?

Your partner may be eligible for concessions, even if they’re not on the pension

Bob's wife is eligible for concessions even though she's not an age pensioner.

Will photos for age pensioners soon become compulsory?

Age pensioners may soon be required to have their faces scanned.

Anglicare report damns Centrelink’s automated systems

Centrelink's automated system "deliberately designed to make it hard for people".

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