Pension Concession Card reinstated

The January 2017 rebalancing on the asset thresholds saw 92,000 pensioners lose their Age Pension and, as a result, their Pension Concession Card (PCC).

As an interim measure, those who lost their PCC were issued a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC), however, this meant that certain state and territory concessions were no longer accessible.

From 1 July 2017, the PCC will be reinstated to those who lost it under the asset threshold measure and eligibility will be exempt from the income and asset test.

The CSHC will also be retained to ensure the continued payment of the Energy Supplement.

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Written by Debbie McTaggart

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