Finland’s national basic income

Finland is looking to remove all benefit programs and replace them with a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend to every adult, regardless of whether or not they receive any other income.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

In an effort to reduce welfare spending on drugs, gambling and alcohol, the town of Ceduna in South Australia will be the first to trial the new cashless welfare card.


750,000 welfare recipients overpaid

Between July and December 2014, an estimated one in 10 recipients of welfare from the Department of Human Services were overpaid.


No vaccination – no pay

A tightening of legislation will see parents who refuse to have their children immunised lose up to $15,000 in Family Tax payments and childcare rebates.

Carer Payments

What will I get if I marry?

YOURLifeChoices member Lee is worried that if she chooses to marry, she will lose all her Centrelink benefits.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Changes to

You can now see Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support payments and services in one convenient place,, but how will this change your dealings with these government agencies?

Centrelink – Services Australia

Entitlements on returning to Australia

YOURLifeChoices member Catherine has been living and working overseas, but is now preparing to return to Australia. She is keen to find out to what benefits she may be entitled.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Know your limits

We all know the importance of having regular health checks with our doctor or having our car serviced at least every six months. However, how frequently do we check to see if we qualify for Centrelink benefits?

Federal Government

The mining tax and you

In the last week of Federal Parliament this year, the Labor Government will attempt and get its Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) – mining tax to most people - passed through the lower house. Much of the initial furore which occurred when the tax was first mooted has died down but is this due to an acceptance or a lack of understanding about what is being proposed?

Centrelink – Services Australia

Grandparent benefits

In today’s society grandparents may find themselves being the primary care-giver for their grandchildren. As with any caring, there is a cost involved - as well as support available. Knowing what you may be entitled to is vital if you are considering taking over the care of your grandchildren. There are several Centrelink benefits for which you can apply.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Hit the road - How it will affect your Centrelink payments

A life on the open road beckons for YOURLifeChoices subscriber Johnson. But where does this leave him with his Centrelink payments?

Retirement Planning

Self-funded retirees benefits boost

If you’re a self-funded retiree, you may have suffered considerable financial losses as a result of the global financial crisis. With some smart accounting, you may be eligible for Centrelink benefits.


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