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Centrelink – Services Australia

How does selling the family home affect the Age Pension?

Will I lose my pension if I sell my home or downsize to a smaller one? Learn the effects of selling or downsizing on income and assets test for your age pension.

Income and asset tests

Could family home exemption be a victim of stimulus package debt?

A leading taxation expert says that including the family home in the assets test for the Age Pension could help pay down COVID-19 stimulus package debt.

COVID-19

What should we do with one billion hours of time? Australia's COVID-19 opportunity

Australia will have, collectively, one billion hours of forced lockdown time. What you do with it could have big benefits to your bottom line.

Mortgage & home Loans

Ignore planning to guarantee financial disaster in retirement

Have you planned your finances in preparation for retirement?

Retirement

Help make your money last a lifetime

Poor market returns can have a big impact on your retirement income, but a lifetime annuity can help to reduce your concerns.

Banking & Investment

Transition your super to keep earning an income in retirement

A superannuation expert discusses how to earn an income after you retire.

COVID-19

'Whatever it takes' should now include a universal basic income

The deficiencies of current welfare nets have been demonstrated in Australia over the past week. World leaders saying they will do whatever it takes to minimise the impact of COVID-19 should include a universal basic income as part of the solution.

Finance News

Government cuts rate for retirees

Treasurer’s rates review welcome news for older Australians seeking to boost their income.

Allowable Earnings

Will mooted Centrelink changes affect you?

With government funds for bushfire relief putting the budget surplus in doubt, changes to the way welfare recipients report income have been proposed to save $2.1 billion.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Are expense reimbursements treated as income by Centrelink?

Elizabeth does some volunteer work and isn’t sure how Centrelink treats expense reimbursements.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Does Centrelink consider long service leave as income?

Noreta has recently retired and wants to know whether her long service leave counts as employment income.

Age Pension

How does a owning a portion of a house affect the pension?

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

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