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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.

Low Income Health Care Card

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Low Income Health Care Card

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One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

Australia has a poverty rate of 33 per cent for those over 60.

Pension changes get Green light

Pension changes get Green light

Pension changes get Green light

Changes to pension asset thresholds and taper rate will pass through the Senate.

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

The government will trial a cashless welfare card in some areas later this year.

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Senate crossbenchers want the government to expand the Pension Loans Scheme.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Richard is seeking clarification on how his assets and income will be assessed.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

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

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

Pension payments overseas

Amanda and her husband are considering making the move back to the UK.

Which pension?

Age Pension for citizens overseas

Mick is unsure if he needs to return to Australia to claim an Age Pension.

Is this law?

Disability Support Pension

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?

Planned DSP increases

Lorna would like to know if those on the Disability Support Pension will also see a rise in payments.

Debbie explains the increases

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