Centrelink – Services Australia

Can you apply for special treatment to be treated as a single?

Michael is living in a de facto relationship, has had his pension cut and is looking for solutions.

Disability Support Pension

How does an inheritance affect the Disability Support Pension?

Jewel expects to receive an inheritance soon and wants to know how her DSP will be affected.


Podcast: Centrelink boss reveals new services coming online in 2022

Services Australia general manager Hank Jongen discusses the whirlwind that was 2021 and the new services available to older Australians in 2022.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink Q&A: How is overseas property assessed?

Maria has property in Spain that she is unable to sell. She thinks this will rule her ineligible for an Age Pension, but are there any special considerations?

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink closure and reporting dates for the summer

Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.

Centrelink News

What are the risks of drawing down from super early?

Jacqui's mother-in-law is asking for a loan, but she is worried about how this will work out.

Age Pension

Explained: What can a Centrelink FISO do for you?

Who better to inform you about your Age Pension and entitlements than Centrelink?


We had basic income in 2020 and some people want it back

Universal basic income is a concept under which a low payment is provided to everyone, regardless of their need.

Centrelink News

Centrelink payments to increase for one million recipients

People who receive carer allowances will receive a boost to their payments from 1 January 2022.

Work Bonus

Calls for pensioners to be allowed to earn more

A leading business body has written to federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg pleading for changes to the work bonus scheme.


How does Centrelink assess overseas income?

Helen has an unusual asset overseas and wants to know how it will affect her pension application.


How does subdividing a block affect the Age Pension?

Maria is working on a plan to subdivide her parents' property and wants to know about the pension implications.

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