Centrelink Q&A: When is the best time for my wife to retire?

David’s wife is considering retiring soon, but he wants to know how best to get the timing right.

Centrelink News

JobSeeker cuts to hit older Australians hardest

While many may think younger Australians and families would be worst hit by the coronavirus supplement cuts, it seems older Aussies will beat the brunt of the reduction.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Older Australians pessimistic about employment prospects

An Anglicare survey shows just 13 per cent of people believe Centrelink rules will help them find a job.

Age Pension

Does the money from selling your home affect the pension?

Andrew is planning to sell his home but is worried the proceeds will stop his pension.

Age Pension

When are the Centrelink closure and reporting dates this summer?

Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.

Age Pension

Is there still a Centrelink payment for those recently widowed?

Denice’s husband doesn’t have long to live and she is worried about her finances.

Centrelink – Services Australia

What amount of savings can a pensioner have in the bank?

What amount of savings can a pensioner have in the bank? Learn about having savings, cut-off limits, deeming rules and their effect on the Age Pension.

Centrelink News

End of year help for age pensioners

Hank Jongen tells how Services Australia plans to support older Aussies through summer.


Reports 'demonic' robo-debt algorithms are now targeting pensioners

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the government to protect pensioners from Centrelink's latest 'robo-monster'.


What are the options when facing unemployment later in life?

The recession caused by the pandemic is making life uncertain for many older Australians. Merrilyn has been stood down and is worried about her future…

Banking & Investment

The 60 per cent sweetener with annuities and your pension

Many people are unaware that the ways annuities are assessed changed last year. We explain how it works.

Centrelink News

Centrelink staff not ‘productive for customers’, report finds

Survey of Services Australia staff finds deep dissatisfaction with performance targets.

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