Carer Payments

Centrelink cuts coming your way

Three Centrelink payments will be reset or dumped on 1 July 2018. Among those affected are widows, carers and those claiming new payments.


Centrelink’s dodgy deal

It has been revealed that Centrelink gave appliance retailers accused of exploitation access to the Centrepay system to withdraw payments from Centrelink recipients.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink overpays $2.84 billion

In its latest bungle, Centrelink last year overpaid welfare recipients $2.84 billion, the new Human Services Minister Michael Keenan has confessed.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink holiday reporting dates 2017

With the holidays approaching, your Department of Human Services and Centrelink reporting and payment dates may change over the Christmas and New Year period. Here are the dates you should note.


Set and forget your bill payments

Are you one of those forgetful types when it comes to paying regular bills, like me? Thankfully, automated payments came to my rescue years ago.


The pros and cons of PayPal

PayPal is the most trusted online payment system in the world, giving shoppers and businesses access to easy-to-use instant payment tools. So, what are the pros and cons of using PayPal?


No answer at Centrelink

Having problems getting through to Centrelink on the phone? You’re not alone, with almost 29 million calls receiving a busy tone in the last financial year. n n


GST increase good for pensioners

New research suggests that pensioners and low income earners would be the big winners should the Turnbull Government broaden the GST base or increase the GST rate.

Age Pension

Pension reductions

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Peter is currently receiving a full Age Pension but has been offered the chance to earn a regular, part-time income. He would like to know how this will affect the amount of Age Pension he receives.

Centrelink News

Will I get a pension overseas?

Debbie McTaggart explains whether you are entitled to a pension when travelling or living overseas.


Medicare payments go electronic

Department of Human Services is changing the way Medicare rebates are paid to make the process quicker and more efficient. Medicare Service Centres have begun going cashless and will now pay rebates straight into bank accounts.

Federal Budget

Nothing new for pensioners

It seems that those struggling to survive on an Age Pension will have to do so for a little longer. As expected, there are no additional payments or increases available for Age Pension recipients. However, much fanfare has been made of the Clean Energy Household Assistance package which will be paid from this month.

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