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.

Centrelink News

Centrelink bid to chase decades-old debt from 72-year-old's estate

Centrelink eventually forced to wipe disturbing debt after acknowledging 'mistake'.

Seniors Finance

Combining your investments with the Age Pension

Retirement specialist Jeremy Duffield shows how the Age Pension can support most retirements.


Can you access Medicare benefits when returning from overseas?

Adrian is planning to visit Australia and wants to know how long he has to stay to qualify for Medicare benefits.


What do you have to tell Centrelink about your shares?

Bernadette is interested in her reporting responsibility for any shares she buys and sells.

Technology News

How to add proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to your device

You can now add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay on your device for easy storage.

Allowable Earnings

What you need to know about earning an income on the pension

You don't have to be fully retired to claim the Age Pension but the income you earn can affect how much pension you receive.


What can you do if you receive a Centrelink debt notice?

Centrelink issues thousands of debt notices to Australians trapped in lockdown. We explain how you can dispute the decision.

Age Pension

Centrelink threatens to withdraw pension of 102-year-old woman

Pensioner asked to provide proof of identity to keep receiving Age Pension.

Federal Government

Huge support for universal basic income

COVID-19 has been a social and economic disaster of almost unprecedented proportions. But, for one group, last year's silver linings outshone the hardships.

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