Centrelink News

How your superannuation affects the Age Pension

Services Australia general manager Hank Jongen explains how lump sum withdrawals affect the Age Pension.

Centrelink News

Major changes to Centrelink payments announced

Residents in NSW and the ACT no longer automatically receive COVID-19 Disaster Payments, but they can still apply for them weekly.


Sharing property with your children and forgiving loans

Bill wants to help his daughter purchase a property and wants to know how sharing will affect his pension. He also has a question about an outstanding loan.

Federal Government

Disaster payments to be scaled back as vaccination rates rise

Financial support for people who have lost work due to COVID-19 will soon be wound back.


Is it possible to top up your pension without losing CSHC?

Fiona has a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, thanks to her account-based pension being subject to 'grandfathering' but is worried she can't make changes.

Centrelink News

How selling and downsizing affect your Age Pension

If you're a retiree, there might come a time when you decide to sell your home.

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.

Age Pension payment rates

Rent Assistance increases 20 September 2021

Rent Assistance rates and thresholds will increase on 20 September 2021. Find out what the new rates and limits are for those entitled to rent assistance.

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.

Seniors Finance

Is Australia a nation of freeloaders?

Research finds no basis to many of the claims used to justify introducing austerity measures in Australia.

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