Age Pension

Do parties really care about pensioner cost-of-living stress?

Health card and deeming rate measures do nothing to ease cost-of-living pressure on almost 2 million older Australians, writes pension expert Paul Versteege.

Age Pension payment rates

Details of the Age Pension increases

Age Pension increases and changes to asset limits means you may now be eligible.

Federal Government

Older Aussies the winners of pre-election promises?

In a bid to win over the nation, the major parties make a raft of promises that would be welcomed by older Australians.

Age Pension

Older Aussies left behind by both major parties

Both major parties are in election mode, but neither has addressed housing affordability for older Australians.


Labor pledges myGov overhaul if it wins federal election

Labor promises to conduct a 'user audit' of Services Australia's myGov online portal and improve the controversial system if it is elected later this month.

Pension eligibility

Does the size of your property affect your Age Pension?

How the amount of land you own can impact your pension.

Centrelink – Services Australia

How does Centrelink assess caravans or campervans?

Now that borders are opening around Australia, Brian and his wife are planning to live life on the road but are not sure how their living situation is assessed by Centrelink.


Cost-of-living payment due this week

The first of the government's cost-of-living payments is set to be paid this week.


Can I claim a single pension if I live with an estranged partner?

How to claim the single Age Pension when living with an estranged spouse.

Work Bonus

How Australia's retirement system is failing older Australians

Australia's superannuation system and Age Pension are meant to give people a comfortable retirement, but are they having the opposite effect?

Federal Government

Election priorities for older Australians

Age Pension reform, aged care rights among 37 demands from Council on the Ageing to next federal government.


How overseas income affects the Age Pension

Lesley expects to receive a UK pension and wants to know how this will affect her Age Pension payment.

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