How to make flying more comfortable

Flying can be stressful enough for those more able-bodied, but as we grow a little older, and are perhaps not so mobile, it can become arduous and sometimes even dangerous.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Can you claim the DSP overseas?

Tim wants to move overseas and wants to know if he can continue to claim the Disability Support Pension.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Elaine wants to take her mother overseas to visit a sick cousin, but is worried it will affect her disability support pension payments.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Investment properties and pension

David is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but is worried he may have too many assets to claim the disability pension.


Disabled Aussies need you

Given that close to half of all people with a disability are aged 65 and over, having Senator Jordon Steele-John as an advocate is invaluable to our ageing demographic.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Disabled pensioner fearful

Gina received a compensation payment after successfully taking legal action for child abuse. She wants to know how that will affect her disability pension.

Disability Support Pension

Tougher to get a disability pension

Tougher assessment procedures for a Disability Support Pension have resulted in the Federal Government forecasting that total outlay will be $4.8 billion less in 10 years.

Legal & General

How do I secure my son’s future?

Beverley wants to know how best to ensure her adult son has a secure future.

Aged Care

Would you welcome a stranger’s help?

Using in-home care is a big step for people who have lived independently for decades. Those who value their privacy may find it harder still, as it means a stranger will be allowed into their home.


Supporting people with a disability

Tomorrow, 3 December is International Day of People with a Disability – a time to recognise both the struggles and achievements of those who everyday have to face barriers and overcome issues that able-bodied people just don't even consider.

Federal Election 2016

Is ageing our biggest threat?

We’re so used to hearing that an ageing population is the biggest threat facing our economy, but as Sociologist Katharine Betts reveals, the figures don’t quite support this claim.


NDIS expansion moving too quickly

A report due today into the expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) outlines concerns that the program is not functioning properly.

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