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When will you receive your Energy Assistance Payment?

True to its word, the Government has passed legislation on the one-off Energy Assistance Payment for pensioners, et al, but when will you actually receive it?

Health news

Higher rebates offset medical expenses

Had a few medical bills this year? You may be approaching the threshold for higher rebates.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Pensioner Concession Cards: Eligible for a concession?

Concession cards are as valuable as any income support payment you will receive – the discounts offered by governments, local councils, utility companies and private businesses can amount to considerable savings over the year.

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Government entitlements update

Retirement affordability requires a full understanding of your entitlements and changes to the rules. Here’s the latest government update to help clarify these for you.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Pensioner Concession Cards: Eligible for a concession?

Concession cards are as valuable as any income support payment you will receive – the discounts offered by governments, local councils, utility companies and private businesses can amount to considerable savings over the year.

Seniors Finance

Demystifying your spending

If you’re managing finances on a fixed income, you most likely know exactly where every cent is spent. Yet 46 per cent of Australians experience ‘spending leakage’ and don’t know where their money goes. YourLifeChoices has some tips to help demystify your spending.

News

A fair go for older Australians

From my perspective 2014 has been a particularly divisive year in Australian politics. And this strident argey bargey and entrenched ideological divide is leading to some pretty horrible policy decisions.

News

Retirees set to suffer

The age of entitlement is over, we were told as the first Abbott/Hockey Budget was delivered two weeks ago. But inherent in this statement is the assumption that the Age Pension, amongst other payments, is an entitlement.

Carer Payments

What will I get if I marry?

YOURLifeChoices member Lee is worried that if she chooses to marry, she will lose all her Centrelink benefits.

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Transfer of Carer Payment

YOURLifeChoices member Sharon is planning on moving in with her parents to take care of them both. This will result in her father having to transfer his Carer Payment to her, but this is proving complicated.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Clarifying pension entitlements

Understanding which Centrelink payments you may be entitled to may be difficult and YOURLifeChoices member, Patricia would like some clarification.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Changes to Centrelink.gov.au

You can now see Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support payments and services in one convenient place, humanservices.gov.au, but how will this change your dealings with these government agencies?

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