Centrelink News

Will family member financial help affect your pension?

Toni wants to know if her Carer Payment will be affected if her brother helps her buy a new house.


Centrelink Q&A: How will home sales affect Age Pension?

Kevin and his partner are in the process of selling their homes and moving in together. What will this mean for their Age Pension payments?

Centrelink News

Centrelink Q&A: June’s subdivision plan comes unstuck

June subdivided her large house block and planned to sell the home and build a unit on the rest of the land. She wants to know how best to proceed after making an initial mistake.

Legal & General

Securing the future of a dependent adult son

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


Top seven mistakes that can land renters in trouble

Agents and renters won’t always see eye to eye but there are certain obligations that both parties are responsible for. Here are the top seven mistakes that can get renters into trouble.

Income and asset tests

How much will be exempt?

Like many older Australians, YOURLifeChoices subscriber Graham is considering downsizing. He would like to know how much of the money he makes from selling his house will be exempt under the asset-free period?

Centrelink News

Entering aged care

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Heidi, has recently moved her mother into an aged care facility. What is Centrelink’s two year ruling on the sale of her mother’s home.

Age Pension

Separation and the Age Pension

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Jeff, would like to know how best to structure his post-separation funds and how to achieve his dream of a life on the water.