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Will I lose my concession card?

Gerald will soon lose his Disability Support Pension and wants to know if he’ll also have his Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) cancelled. Today, we’ll explain his options, should his card be cancelled.

News

Where is my concession card?

John hasn’t received his Pensioner Concession Card and wants to know where it is. Today, we update him on when they will be delivered and who to contact to find out more.

News

What concessions do I get with a CSHC?

Sandra has just found out that she may be entitled to a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, but would like to know what concessions and benefits she would receive with this card.

Disability Support Pension

Which pension is better?

After a visit to the vehicle-licensing office, Joe is unsure whether he would be better off remaining on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) or switching to the Age Pension.

News

Super changes lead to Liberal unrest

Leading Liberal Jack Hammond QC is unhappy with the increased taxes he faces on his superannuation contributions and he is seeking his revenge on the Financial Services Minister.

News

Do pensioners get free ambulance cover?

Now that Sheila is in receipt of an Age Pension, she would like to know if she is entitled to free ambulance cover. Debbie explains how the concessions on cover are applied.

Federal Budget 2016

Super tax concession cut confirmed

Confirming what we already suspected, tax changes will be the cornerstone of Budget 2016/17, with reduced superannuation tax concessions for the wealthy the big issue.

Seniors Finance

Charged for paying cash

Toby has noticed a charge of $3.20 on his Telstra bill, just because he pays in cash, and he would like to know if this is allowed?

News

ACOSS $9.5 billion savings plan

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has handed the Government a plan to save around $9.5 billion a year, in the hope that some funds will be redirected towards social services.

Finance News

Stamp duty concessions

Sandra is considering downsizing but is struggling to find the correct information on whether she will receive a concession on stamp duty.

News

PBS changes could be costly

As of 1 January, pharmacists have the option to charge up to $1 less for prescriptions. But even if passed on, you could end up paying more for common medicines.

News

Super reform to target the wealthy

According to the Grattan Institute’s Super Tax Targeting report, winding back super tax breaks for the wealthy and taxing super earnings could save the budget almost $7 billion per year.

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