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Diseases

Prostate cancer warning signs

Men can live for many years without symptoms of prostate cancer. However, by taking note of these signs and doing regular self-checks, you can enhance your chance of survival.

Health

Be safe, be medicinewise

Are you being medicinewise? Do you take medicines correctly? How do you keep track of what you’re taking? Do you store medicines safely? Follow these rules to safeguard your health.

News

GPs issue a warning over pharmacy health checks

Australian doctors have issued a warning to anyone pacing their health in the hands of pharmacists, saying pharmacy health checks are fraught with danger.

Health news

Detect prostate cancer early

Because prostate cancer can develop slowly, men can live for many years without symptoms of this potentially fatal disease. However, by taking note of these signs and doing regular self-checks, you can enhance your chance of survival.

Health Checks

Simple health checks for 2016

Now that you’ve put the busy-ness of the year-end behind you, you should start the New Year in the healthiest way possible. These health checks won’t take long and will give you a focus for 2016.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Pensions, Payments, Allowances and Tests

Age Pension age for social security purposes is 65 years for men. Women qualify at different ages depending on their date of birth in accordance with the table below so by 2014 the minimum qualifying age for women will also be 65 years.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Assets and Centrelink

Recently I was speaking to Centrelink (telephone discussion) to update some personal details. I was advised that the value of contents is added to any investments, e.g. bank account interest, to work out if there has been an income from these “investments”. Could you please advise if this is correct as I have always understood that Contents was a depreciating asset & fail to see how to reconcile this with bank interest.

Age Pension

Do we need to downsize?

Generally speaking, your principal home and adjacent land needs to be under two hectares and on a single title document to be exempt from the assets test. However, in some cases a customer's whole property (of more than two hectares) may be exempt from the assets test if they meet certain criteria.

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