Age Pension

Indigenous Australians to get early access to the Age Pension?

Dennis says Indigenous Australians should have earlier access to the Age Pension because their life expectancy is years shorter.

Retirement Affordability Index

Most common Age Pension mistakes (and misunderstandings)

There's no question the Age Pension is complicated. Here's why you may be missing out on valuable retirement income.

Age Pension

Ten reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

Graham Hand explores the myriad reasons experts say wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive an Age Pension or other welfare payments.

Making the transition to retirement

Life changes needn't be life changing (part two)

Life's full of twists and turns. Change happens. Adapt with confidence - whatever life brings.


Age Pension increase to be 'wiped out' by rising grocery costs

The biggest Age Pension increase in seven years may have come just in time, as older Australians will soon be paying more for groceries and other essential goods.

Brain health

Delaying retirement can help slow cognitive decline, study finds

Research shows that delaying your retirement until at least age 67 can slow cognitive decline.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension increase welcomed but retirees who rent still in 'crisis'

Biggest pension increase in seven years, but there's a 'recurring problem', says COTA chief.

Income and asset tests

Pension thresholds September 2021

Changes to the Age Pension will come into effect on 20 September 2021 and today, we help you find out if you'll receive more money.

Centrelink – Services Australia

JobSeeker changes 20 September 2021

From 20 September 2021, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will also be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Low Income Health Care Card

Even if you’re not eligible for any benefits from Centrelink, you may qualify for a Low Income Health Care Card if your income falls below the qualifying limits.

Age Pension payment rates

Age Pension increases: 20 September 2021

Age Pension payment rates will increase as of 20 September 2021, but today, we can help you find out if you’ll receive more money as a result.

Age Pension

Age Pension increase locked in as biggest boost in seven years

Millions of older Australians will see their fortnightly payments increase from 20 September, with Age Pension rates set to increase by 1.6 per cent.

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