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The following articles have the tag pension

Calls for urgent pension review

Calls for urgent pension review

Calls for urgent pension review

Disability advocates and researchers are calling for urgent reforms to the Disability Support Pension.

Can you get work bonus on DSP?

Centrelink Q&A: Will I be eligible for the work bonus?

Can you get work bonus on DSP?

Joe receives a carer’s payment and wants to know if he can work without losing ...

Can I claim pension here and UK?

Can you claim a UK pension and the Australian pension?

Can I claim pension here and UK?

June wants to know how her UK Pension will affect her application for the Age ...

Is Centrelink improving?

The results show that dealing with Centrelink is getting easier

Is Centrelink improving?

YourLifeChoices research shows that people are generally happier with their Centrelink interactions.

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Freedom of Information documents reveal the change to deeming rates is insignificant.

Welfare’s health problem

Welfare’s health problem

Welfare’s health problem

People receiving welfare are more likely to have multiple health conditions.

Jack’s deeming rate dilemma

Jack’s deeming rate dilemma

Jack’s deeming rate dilemma

Jack wants to know which of his investments may be exempt from deeming rates.

How is your super assessed?

How is super assessed when applying for the pension?

How is your super assessed?

Jan is approaching retirement and isn’t sure how her super will be assessed.

Can I still apply for the pension?

Can you apply for the pension if you have lived overseas?

Can I still apply for the pension?

Alan is returning to Australia after living overseas and wants to claim the pension.

‘Why was my pension cut?’

‘Why has my pension payment been reduced?’

‘Why was my pension cut?’

Max’s pension has been cut from $574 a fortnight to just $220, and he wants ...

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the ...

The problem with the assets test

Expert reveals the real problem with the pension assets test

The problem with the assets test

A better designed assets test would ensure that we didn’t penalise thrift.

Bridging finance and the pension

How to avoid the pitfalls of downsizing and keep your pension

Bridging finance and the pension

John has bought a new home as the first step in downsizing and needs some ...

How does gifting affect pension?

Centrelink Q&A: How does gifting affect the Age Pension?

How does gifting affect pension?

Garry and his wife have accounts for the grandkids, but now it is time to ...

Which pension should you choose?

Centrelink Q&A: Which pension should you choose?

Which pension should you choose?

Barbara is unsure whether she is better off with the carer’s pension or the Age ...

‘Will my mother lose her pension?’

‘Will my mother lose her pension if she moves in with me?’

‘Will my mother lose her pension?’

Mary wants to look after her mother but is worried her mum will lose the ...

Relocatable homes and the pension

What you need to know about retiring to a mobile home

Relocatable homes and the pension

The Centrelink rules that apply if you have a caravan park address.

Access to the pension loans scheme

Can you access the Pension Loan Scheme in a retirement unit?

Access to the pension loans scheme

Lyn wants to know if her life-long lease prevents her from accessing the PLS.

Income test confusion

Centrelink Q&A: Confused about the income test

Income test confusion

Glenny is a little bit confused about how the income test applies to couples.

What to do if you get a debt notice

What to do if you get a Centrelink debt notice

What to do if you get a debt notice

Phillip has been told he was overpaid and wants to know how to challenge the ...

Call to change rules for couples

Call to change rules for couples

Call to change rules for couples

A new report finds Centrelink’s couple rule is causing difficulties for victims of violence.

Age Pension ‘not liveable’

protest

Age Pension ‘not liveable’

Pension and deeming rates must reflect reality, say members

New rules for the assets test

How you can use changes to the assets test to your advantage

New rules for the assets test

Dorothy wants to know if she is in a position to benefit from changes to ...

Government updates July 2019

All the latest Government updates

Government updates July 2019

YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with retirement income changes.

Should I apply for the pension?

Should I apply for the pension even if I know I’m not eligible?

Should I apply for the pension?

Dorothy knows she is not eligible for the Age Pension, but should she apply anyway?

Which assets test do I apply?

Centrelink Q&A: Are you using the right assets test?

Which assets test do I apply?

Brian is confused as to whether to apply the single or couple assets test in ...

Transferring superannuation to wife

Centrelink Q&A: Can I use this trick to increase my pension?

Transferring superannuation to wife

Owen thinks he has found a way to increase his pension, but will it work?

Seniors and pensioners tax offset

Seniors and pensioners tax offset

Seniors and pensioners tax offset

As a pensioner, you may be eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset (SAPTO).

Pension concessions in the UK

Pension concessions in the UK

Pension concessions in the UK

Glenda is travelling to the UK and wants to know if her concession card is ...

Aged care and the Age Pension

Aged care and the Age Pension

Aged care and the Age Pension

George’s mum is moving into aged care and he wants to know what happens to ...

Devalued assets and the pension

Devalued assets and the pension

Devalued assets and the pension

Geoff believes the falling property market makes him eligible for the pension again.

Any issues returning to Australia?

Any issues returning to Australia?

Any issues returning to Australia?

Terry has been receiving his pension overseas but needs to temporarily return to Australia.

Can you earn on the pension?

How much income can you earn while on the Age Pension?

Can you earn on the pension?

What's the allowable income for someone on the Age Pension?

How long can pensioners stay OS?

How long can pensioners stay OS?

How long can pensioners stay OS?

Learn more about travelling, including effects on Age Pension payment rates.

How upsizing affects the pension

Centrelink Q&A: How does upsizing affect the Age Pension?

How upsizing affects the pension

John wants to sell his home and move to a larger property. How will it ...

Reason for two-year residence rule

Why is there a residence rule for the Age Pension?

Reason for two-year residence rule

John wants to know why he needs to move back to Australia to claim the ...

Is it too late to start a super fund?

Can you restart a super fund after you have retired?

Is it too late to start a super fund?

John has taken all the money out of his super but fears he may have ...

How much money in the bank?

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

How much money in the bank?

Learn about having savings, cut-off limits, deeming rules and their effect on the Age Pension.

What do I need to tell Centrelink?

Do I need to tell Centrelink if I withdraw my money?

What do I need to tell Centrelink?

Gail wants to withdraw money and wants to know whether she has to inform Centrelink.

How long to process applications?

How long does it take to process Age Pension applications?

How long to process applications?

How long will it take for my Age Pension application to be processed?

When should my wife retire?

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

When should my wife retire?

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

The Pension Loans Scheme

Centrelink Q&A: How does the Pension Loans Scheme work?

The Pension Loans Scheme

Barbara is interested in the Pension Loans Scheme but doesn’t know the details.

Renting retirees finding life harder

Renting retirees finding life harder

Renting retirees finding life harder

The number of rental listings suitable for age pensioners has dropped dramatically.

Property sales and the Age Pension

What does selling property mean for the pension?

Property sales and the Age Pension

Bob wants to sell an investment property and wonders how his pension will be affected.

How to transfer a UK Pension

How to transfer your UK Pension to Australia

How to transfer a UK Pension

What is the process for transferring your UK pension to Australia?

Government updates

The latest government updates you need to know about

Government updates

Centrelink closing dates, Age Pension and supplement increases and much more.

Are insurance bonuses income?

Does Centrelink treat insurance bonuses as income?

Are insurance bonuses income?

Brendan wants to know how Centrelink will assess bonuses from his life insurance policy.

Checking income and asset tests

What is the difference between the income and assets test?

Checking income and asset tests

Marjie is currently assessed under the income test and wants to know if that can ...

Retirees expect more assistance

Government is not doing enough for retirees: YLC members

Retirees expect more assistance

YourLifeChoices members believe the government is not doing enough to support retirees.

Can my husband claim the DSP?

If I am retired, can my husband claim the DSP?

Can my husband claim the DSP?

Susan is worried about her finances if her husband is not granted a disability pension.

Lump sums and the Age Pension

Can my Age Pension be affected by a lump sum payment?

Lump sums and the Age Pension

If I receive a lump sum payment, can it be counted as income for my ...

What to do if you are underpaid

What do you do if Centrelink has been underpaying you?

What to do if you are underpaid

David thinks his mother-in-law has been underpaid and wants to know what to do.

Changes to volunteer requirements

What do the changes to participation requirements mean?

Changes to volunteer requirements

Pamela is on Newstart and wants to know how the new participation requirements affect her.

Home loans in retirement

Are you able to apply for a home loan on the Age Pension?

Home loans in retirement

Ron has returned to Australia and wants to buy a house but is worried about ...

The Age Pension and downsizing

How does selling the family home affect the Age Pension?

The Age Pension and downsizing

Will my Age Pension be affected by selling my family home or downsizing?

The Age Pension and separation

Do you have to be divorced to be considered separated?

The Age Pension and separation

Michael is considering the financial implications of separating for the Age Pension.

UK Pension and the Age Pension

How does Centrelink assess the UK Pension?

UK Pension and the Age Pension

Mike receives a UK age pension and wonders how this payment is treated by Centrelink.

When is your house judged an asset?

Centrelink Q&A: Renting out your usual primary residence

When is your house judged an asset?

Susan is concerned about the Age Pension implications of renting out her house.

Pension funds to face pressure

Pension funds to face pressure

Pension funds to face pressure

APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.

Using equity to live a little

Noel Whittaker

Using equity to live a little

Pat has a house but no super and very little retirement income. Is there a ...

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Norma is worried her husband’s life insurance policy is robbing them of pension payouts.

Can you claim the DSP overseas?

Can you claim the DSP overseas?

Can you claim the DSP overseas?

Tim wants to move overseas and wants to know if he can continue to claim ...

Reapplying for widow’s allowance

Reapplying for widow’s allowance

Reapplying for widow’s allowance

Corinne lost her widow’s allowance when travelling overseas. Can she get it back?

Living overseas and the pension

Can I still receive an Australian Age Pension living overseas?

Living overseas and the pension

Learn more about claiming your Age Pension when you go to live overseas.

Partner not of pension age?

Can you get Age Pension in a couple if your partner is working?

Partner not of pension age?

How will you be assessed as a couple? Check your eligibility here?

Downsizing your home and the Age Pension

Downsizing your home and the Age Pension

Downsizing your home and the Age Pension

David is considering downsizing but is worried about his pension payments.

Actuaries back super fund changes

Actuaries back super fund changes

Actuaries back super fund changes

The Actuaries Institute has welcomed changes to Australia’s superannuation system.

How to reapply for the pension

How to reapply for the pension

How to reapply for the pension

Ray lost his part pension but believes he may now be eligible. Does he have ...

When does super become an asset?

When does super become an asset?

When does super become an asset?

Chris’s wife is leaving the workforce shortly. Will her super be counted as an asset?

Am I getting enough pension?

Am I getting enough pension?

Am I getting enough pension?

Denise is worried that her part pension payments are not being calculated correctly.

Investment properties and pension

Investment properties and pension

Investment properties and pension

David is suffering MS, but is worried he won’t be able to get the disability ...

‘Are my fund fees too high?’

‘Are my fund fees too high?’

‘Are my fund fees too high?’

Mike asks personal finance guru Noel Whittaker if his pension fund fees are too high.

How long can you spend overseas?

How long can you spend overseas?

How long can you spend overseas?

Greg is worried he will lose the pension for spending too much time out of ...

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Elaine wants to visit a sick cousin overseas, but will that affect her pension?

Can I save my husband’s pension?

Can I save my husband’s pension?

Can I save my husband’s pension?

Suzie is approaching retirement age and is worried her husband will lose his Age Pension.

Stretching your retirement income

Stretching your retirement income

Stretching your retirement income

Combine a lifetime annuity with an account-based pension to ease income worries.

Which payment is best?

Which payment is best?

Which payment is best?

Jock is having trouble around the home and wonders if he qualifies for a special ...

Long service leave and the pension

Long service leave and the pension

Long service leave and the pension

Sandra is retiring with 16 weeks of long service leave and is worried about her ...

Plan to simplify retirement

Plan to simplify retirement

Plan to simplify retirement

The Federal Government wants to make it easier for people to understand retirement.

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Charles spent most of his working life in Australia but has chosen to retire overseas.

How to tap into your super savings

How to tap into your super savings

How to tap into your super savings

You may be able to draw an income from your superannuation before you retire.

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Most retirees are loving life, but survey finds some are doing it tough.

How super changes will affect you

Government announces retirement income changes

How super changes will affect you

New super changes address some minor but important issues that affect retirees.

The sting in your fund's tail

account-based pensions have higher fees

The sting in your fund's tail

Shop around for better value, superannuation specialist urges.

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Robyn is looking to move closer to the city and is considering buying a house ...

Our pension system is B-graded

Australian pension system worsens on global index

Our pension system is B-graded

Rejigged assets test has caused retirement income system to deteriorate: index.

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.

Hunger on the rise for pensioners

Queue of people going hungry grows

Hunger on the rise for pensioners

Charities struggling to feed Australians who can’t afford meals: Foodbank

Latest retirement income changes

Latest retirement income changes

Latest retirement income changes

The latest pension rates, supplement details, and asset and income test thresholds.

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Proportion of older Aussies relying on the pension decreases significantly.

What would make you work longer?

What would make you work longer?

What would make you work longer?

Could you be convinced to work until you were 70?

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your ...

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older people are becoming homeless in increasing numbers and action is needed now.

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

People are seriously underestimating how much money they need to retire.

Retirement income changes

Keeping you up to date with retirement income changes

Retirement income changes

The latest government updates to help you fully understand your entitlements.

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Renting out a room is a good way to earn income, but what does it ...

Top overseas retirement destination

Top overseas retirement destination

Top overseas retirement destination

New Zealand is the number one destination for Aussies looking to retire overseas.

CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

commbank customers

CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

CommBank tells customers they will foot the $80m bill for regulatory compliance.

Making a universal pension work

Making a universal pension work

Making a universal pension work

Australia should follow Danish approach to pensions to achieve fairer outcomes.

Assess home for pension: expert

Assess home for pension: expert

Assess home for pension: expert

Pension and superannuation systems ‘favour wealthy, home-owning retirees’.

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Home-care package funding inadequate and rental stress ignored.

Kaye and Ben answer your budget questions

Federal Budget 2018: Kaye and Ben answer your questions

Kaye and Ben answer your budget questions

Kaye Fallick and Ben Hocking will be hosting a Live Q&A session from 2pm Wednesday.

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Can she take paid ‘time out’ if her husband were to die?

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Increases will not deliver a dignified retirement for older Australians.

Tougher to get a disability pension

Tougher to get a disability pension

Tougher to get a disability pension

Government forecasts $4.8b drop in budget over next 10 years.

Critics lambast Age Pension system

Critics lambast Age Pension system

Critics lambast Age Pension system

There is a problem. At least that is what an overwhelming number of retirees say ...

Reducing pension confusion

Reducing pension confusion

Reducing pension confusion

Most Australians are more confused than ever about their Age Pension entitlements.

Aussie super costliest in world

Aussie superannuation management the world’s costliest

Aussie super costliest in world

Super fund managers spend more of your savings on operation costs.

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Liberals split over housing affordability suggestion that would target rich retirees.

Will your money last in retirement?

Will your money last in retirement?

Will your money last in retirement?

Kaye joins Macquarie Radio to discuss why retirees are worried their money won't last.

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Resident wants his nursing home costs explained.

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

The system is broken and a big group of retirees are suffering.

Pension Supplement faces razor

pensioner overseas

Pension Supplement faces razor

Overseas travellers who stay away for six weeks may lose Pension Supplement.

Government entitlements update

Government entitlements update

Government entitlements update

Retirement affordability requires a full understanding of your entitlements.

How your spending will change

How your spending will change

How your spending will change

Living longer than previous generations comes at a price.

How price hikes affect your tribe

How price hikes affect your tribe

How price hikes affect your tribe

Recent price increases, especially in energy, have hit all Australians hard.

How much are you spending?

Retirement Affordability Index

How much are you spending?

The most current and relevant expenditure guidelines available for Australian retirees.

A tale of three retirements

A tale of three retirements

A tale of three retirements

The ‘big picture’ of retirement reveals there are about 4.35 million retirees in Australia.

The landscape of retirement

retriees

The landscape of retirement

As Australia’s super system matures, workers will retire with larger balances.

20 September pension increases

20 September pension increases

20 September pension increases

Millions will receive an increase to their pension payments on 20 September 2017.

Labor slams change to pension age

Labor slams change to pension age

Labor slams change to pension age

New figures reveal plan to lift the pension age to 70 will affect 375,000 Aussies.

Centrelink still 'threatening' clients

Centrelink sends ‘threatening’ letters to vulnerable clients

Centrelink still 'threatening' clients

Centrelink is in the hot seat again, for sending ‘threatening’ letters to vulnerable clients.

Pension changes target migrants

older migrant pensioner

Pension changes target migrants

A new parliamentary bill could restrict pension access to elderly migrants.

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to ...

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.

25 ways to save $25 a week

pile of australian gold coins that add up to 25 dollars

25 ways to save $25 a week

Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...

How to halve your grocery bill

How to halve your grocery bill

How to halve your grocery bill

We discover which supermarket can save you the most on groceries.

What is an annuity?

Retired couple discussing finances with planner

What is an annuity?

Securing an adequate and sustainable income is the savings goal of most Australians.

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

A proposal to target job seekers might eventually target all welfare.

The truth of Centrelink wait times

older woman waits on the phone

The truth of Centrelink wait times

The time it takes to talk to a Centrelink operator is longer than the DHS ...

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink reporting dates

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink will be closed on Australia Day.

Lower tax rates for older workers

Government should consider lowering older worker tax rates

Lower tax rates for older workers

Australia’s pension system discourages those who receive a pension from working.

Private renters fear the future

A bleak future for pensioners who don’t own a home

Private renters fear the future

Affordable housing and financial prospects for age pensioners are not promising.

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock in the Senate

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock accused of double dipping pension and salary.

Politician pension increases rejected

High Court rejects politician pension increases

Politician pension increases rejected

The High Court rejected the bid of four retired politicians to claim larger retirement pensions.

Super changes need revisiting

Superannuation: not all proposed changes makes sense

Super changes need revisiting

The Federal Government should hold firm on its $1.6 million pension phase cap.

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Will the proposed changes to super have an impact on your retirement income?

The ageing revolution crisis

The ageing revolution crisis

The ageing revolution crisis

We need to recognise and embrace the economic potential of older workers.

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rate thresholds will change from 1 July 2016

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Unhappy pensioners

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Proposed changes to pension residency criteria could see over 80,000 pensioners cut off.

Australians too poor to retire

Australians too poor to retire

Australians too poor to retire

The number of over 45s who say they will not retire before turning 70 has ...

Your money milestones

person pushing a cart with dollar sign in

Your money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Around 1.2 million asset-rich older Australians are living in poverty.

Make retirement work for you

mature couple considering how to make the most of retirement

Make retirement work for you

If you plan properly, the transition into retirement can be seamless.

Will I get a pension bonus?

Yellow folder with pension with papers and calculator

Will I get a pension bonus?

Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?

Will I get a pension bonus?

Yellow folder with pension with papers and calculator

Will I get a pension bonus?

Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Hundreds of Australians are sleeping in their cars due to having nowhere else to go.

Welfare cheats caught via social media

Magnifying glass held over computer screen displaying Facebook logo

Welfare cheats caught via social media

Centrelink is monitoring social media accounts to catch welfare cheats.

Super-dooper spin

Superannuation: super-dooper spin

Super-dooper spin

We must ask why our retirement income system is yet to be properly overhauled.

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Superannuation: returns set to take a hit in 2016

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.

Age Pension - asset threshold changes

Retiree sitting on his age pension funds

Age Pension - asset threshold changes

Asset thresholds and the pension taper rate will change from 1 January 2017.

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the family home will not be means tested.

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Report suggests that older Aussies should sell their homes to make way for younger families.

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

More than 22 million phone calls to Centrelink were blocked in the past year.

One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

Australia has a poverty rate of 33 per cent for those over 60.

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Wife of wealthy mining boss, Hamish Bohannan, will be jailed for $62,000 fraud.

Calls to index family home

Calls to index family home

Calls to index family home

The CSRI are calling for the exemption status of the family home to be revisited.

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

The Federal Government has found its testing ground for a new cashless welfare card.

Abbott out of touch on renewables

Abbott out of touch on renewables

Abbott out of touch on renewables

An Oxfam report shows that coal is not, in fact, good for humanity.

DSP approval rates hit new low

DSP approval rates hit new low

DSP approval rates hit new low

Only 36.9 per cent of DSP applicants were approved last financial year.

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Up to $7 billion a year could be saved by increasing the super access age ...

June 2015 Government update

June 2015 Government update

June 2015 Government update

Debbie explains all things pension in our comprehensive Government update.

Crackdown on welfare fraud

Crackdown on welfare fraud

Crackdown on welfare fraud

As of 1 July, the Government has increased its efforts to wipe out welfare fraud.

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

New pension legislation changes will save the Government $2.4 billion.

Aussies accessing super early

Aussies accessing super early

Aussies accessing super early

The rate of approval for early access to superannuation is increasing.

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

The government will trial a cashless welfare card in some areas later this year.

Budget affects retiree spending

Budget affects retiree spending

Budget affects retiree spending

Retiree spending habits are changing in response to the 2015/16 Budget.

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Senate crossbenchers want the government to expand the Pension Loans Scheme.

Centrelink services under fire

Centrelink services under fire

Centrelink services under fire

Almost a quarter of the 57 million calls made to Centrelink last year went unanswered.

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Hands off super: Costello

Hands off super: Costello

Hands off super: Costello

Peter Costello has warned the government against tinkering with our superannuation system.

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means-testing the family home could result in a $6000 increase to pensions.

RSL takes aim at Abbott

RSL takes aim at Abbott

RSL takes aim at Abbott

The RSL and Tony Abbott are at loggerheads over proposed changes to veterans’ pensions.

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Labor have commenced a campaign to lobby against changes to the Age Pension.

Lump sum superannuation to end

Lump sum superannuation to end

Lump sum superannuation to end

Australians will have their superannuation made available as a self-funded pension.

Backbenchers target pension cuts

 Backbenchers target pension cuts

Backbenchers target pension cuts

A group of liberal backbenchers are pushing to scrap planned cuts to the pension.

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretending that you earn less can save you money.

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Asset-rich retirees have been receiving around $500 million in benefits per year.

Superannuation update #1 2014

Top 10 returns over 10 years to 28 February 2014

Superannuation update #1 2014

The 10-year returns are impressive, but is your fund one of the best performers?

Retirees set to suffer

Retirement living costs

Retirees set to suffer

Planned indexation cuts to the pension assume there is fat to be cut. But is ...

Horror cuts to come

Horror cuts to come

Horror cuts to come

More horror budget cuts are looming.

Your home, your asset

Your home, your asset

Your home, your asset

The pension ramifications of downsizing the family home.

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.

How much part Age Pension will we get?

How much part Age Pension will we get?

How much part Age Pension will we get?

Rosemarie could receive a part Age Pension, but she may need to reduce her assets

Centrelink on the road

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Centrelink on the road

You may not think it's important to advise Centrelink when you're going on holiday, but ...

Age pensioners are well-off

Age pensioners are well-off

Age pensioners are well-off

One in ten Australians living on the dole cannot afford a substantial meal each day

Ageing population no burden

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Ageing population no burden

Australia's ageing population is not to blame for the nation's rising health bill.

Working longer but what are your entitlements?

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Working longer but what are your entitlements?

Q. Pauline I am 63 and hoping to transition to retirement from ...

Statement of earnings

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Statement of earnings

Barry is keen to find out if he needs a statement of earnings from Centrelink.

Retirement village rentals

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Retirement village rentals

Life in a retirement village is an attractive proposition for many Australians but the ...

Australian pensioners struggling with shortfall

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Australian pensioners struggling with shortfall

After paying a lifetime of taxes, are pensioners being given the cold shoulder?

Swan’s retirement savings rhetoric

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Swan’s retirement savings rhetoric

It is a well-known fact that most Australians are under-funded for their later years, ...

Can you get stamp duty concessions?

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Can you get stamp duty concessions?

There were some questions raised following our article on the new ...

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