Age Pension

Centrelink support when you lose a loved one

Losing a loved one is a very difficult time. There can be a lot of things to take care of and, depending on your circumstances, you may need to let Services Australia know.


Government denies claims it will force pensioners onto debit card

Federal politician claims government has plans to introduce cashless welfare card for pensioners.


Around one million pensioners to get July payment increase

Changes to the asset and income thresholds will result in a small pension increase for around one million part-rate pensioners and carer payment recipients.

Age Pension

Can Centrelink check your bank records?

Jenny claims Centrelink has been checking her bank statements to cancel her Disability Support Pension.

Income and asset tests

The financial dangers of going to live with your children

Marie and her husband are considering going to live with their son, but she wants to know what will happen to her pension.

Retirement Affordability Index

Make sure you know about this upcoming Age Pension change

YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with government changes that could affect your retirement.

Retirement Affordability Index

Increasing your Age Pension entitlements by renovating the family home

Challenger's chairman of retirement income, Jeremy Cooper, explains how home improvements can boost your government entitlements.

Centrelink News

Centrelink wait times and frustrations set to be a thing of the past?

Lengthy wait times for government services may soon be a thing of the past as government announces $1.2 billion digital strategy.


Key economic indicator points to Age Pension increase in September

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its Living Cost Indexes on Wednesday and it contained some good news for pensioners.


Can you use a private valuer to assess excess land?

Wayne is worried that extra land on his property will rule him out of receiving a part pension and wants information on how his land will be valued.

Centrelink News

Centrelink wait times, queues, tipped to blow out post JobKeeper

The end of JobKeeper will mean more people unemployed, more pressure on Centrelink's staff and systems, says Professor Roger Wilkins.

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