The Pension Bonus Scheme was replaced by the Work Bonus from 20 September 2009. Under the Work Bonus, only half of the first $500 of gross employment income is to be counted in assessing the pension rate. This means that up to $250 per fortnight can be disregarded.
Centrelink customers do not need to apply for the Work Bonus. They need only advise Centrelink of gross employment earnings.
Further information about the Work Bonus is available at www.humanservices.gov.au or by phoning 13 2300.
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