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Centrelink – Services Australia

An ‘Age Pension’ for all Australians?

The Liveable Income Guarantee – a payment subject to Age Pension-type tests and available to all who make a ‘contribution’.

Centrelink – Services Australia

The Age Pension and downsizing

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.

COVID-19

What to do with the extra time?

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

Income and asset tests

Family home under threat again?

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.

Mortgage & home Loans

How to guarantee retirement disaster

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

How to earn an income in retirement

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

COVID-19

Time for 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

Rate cut for retirees

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

Allowable Earnings

Would 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 reimbursements income?

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

Centrelink – Services Australia

Is long service leave income?

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

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