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Income and asset tests

Call to include house in means test

Australia needs to move to a dual income tax system to ensure greater generational equity, according to a report from the Australian National University.

Age Pension

Deeming rate boost for retirees

Changes to deeming rates last month may have made more people eligible for the pension or may have led to an increase in your pension.

Income and asset tests

Getting a property revalued

Suzanne lives on a big property and thinks the excess land has been overvalued. She is keen to know whether she can challenge the decision.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension thresholds March 2020

Changes to the Age Pension will come into effect on 20 March 2020 and today, we help you find out if you'll receive more money.

Age Pension

Home purchase and the pension

Gloudina wants to buy half of her daughter’s house but is worried that it will affect her pension.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension thresholds Sept 2019

Changes to the Age Pension will come into effect on 20 September 2019 and today, we help you find out if you'll receive more money.

Income and asset tests

The problem with the assets test

A better designed assets test, preferably through a merging of the income and assets tests, would ensure that increased savings boosted retirement incomes.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Income test confusion

Glenny is a little bit confused about how the income test applies to couples.

Age Pension

UK Pension and the Age Pension

Mike receives a UK age pension and wonders how this payment is treated by Centrelink.

Centrelink – Services Australia

When is your house judged an asset?

Susan and her husband want to rent their house out for a few years but are concerned about the implications for the Age Pension.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension thresholds March 2019

Changes to the Age Pension will come into effect on 20 March 2019 and today, we help you find out if you'll receive more money.

Age Pension

Am I getting enough pension?

Denise is worried that her part pension payments are not being calculated correctly by Centrelink.

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