Pension

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The Australian government offers an Age Pension for older citizens who cannot fully fund their retirement through an allocated pension. This pension is paid through Centrelink. Pension payments are described by the government as an “adequate” income in retirement. However, many seniors would not agree as a single Age Pension entitlement, with all supplements, is currently around $19,400 per annum.

Not every Australian will be eligible for an Age Pension.

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There are certain income and asset tests you need to pass and also Age and Residential requirements that need to be met.

This site keeps you up-to-date with pension increases, the disability support pension and changes to Centrelink rulings including whether you can still claim your pension while overseas.

What to do if you are underpaid

What do you do if Centrelink has been underpaying you?

What to do if you are underpaid

David thinks his mother-in-law has been underpaid and wants to know what to do.

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The Age Pension and separation

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The Age Pension and separation

Michael is considering the financial implications of separating for the Age Pension.

Low Income Health Care Card

Low Income Health Care Card

Low Income Health Care Card

You may qualify for a Low Income Health Care Card if your income falls below ...

How long can you spend overseas?

How long can you spend overseas?

How long can you spend overseas?

Greg is worried he will lose the pension for spending too much time out of ...

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Elaine wants to visit a sick cousin overseas, but will that affect her pension?

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

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

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?

Will you get a pension?

Will you get an Age Pension?

Do you meet the criteria to qualify for an Age Pension?

Will you qualify?

Retiring from the workforce

Can you get the Age Pension if you stop working before 65?

Discover your entitlements

Which Age Pension will I get?

As a New Zealand citizen, Barry is unsure if he is entitled to an Australian Age Pension.

Which Age Pension?

Claiming Your Pension Overseas

How long can you spend overseas?

Greg is worried he will lose the pension for spending too much time out of Australia.

Overseas worry

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Elaine wants to visit a sick cousin overseas, but will that affect her pension?

Special consideration

Response to Age Pension portability

The changes to Age Pension portability will have an affect on real Aussies. Frank is one of them.

Two sides to the story

Disability Support Pension

Can my husband claim the DSP?

Susan is worried about her finances if her husband is not granted a disability pension.

Eligible for disability?

Investment properties and pension

David is suffering MS, but is worried he won’t be able to get the disability pension.

Too many assets?

Possible DSP changes

Sue has heard that there may be changes to the hours which one can work while claiming the Disability Support Pension and would like this clarified.

How many hours can you work?

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