The following articles have the tag pension
Bernadette is over pension age but still working. Does she qualify for concessions?
Polly wants to know what measures Centrelink has in place for visitors.
Changes to superannuation pension are set to start from 1 July.
Phil is eligible for the Australian pension and wants to know when his payments will ...
Actuaries worry means test will force Australians to spend savings before retirement.
Changes to deeming rates last month may have made more people eligible for the pension.
Stuart was issued with a robo-debt notice and wants to know if he can expect ...
There are strict rules and limits relating to how much Rent Assistance you can receive.
Calls to overhaul the pension system and introduce a universal part pension.
Chris’s wife is worried her pension will be reduced.
Carol has been stood down but has paid leave, what happens to her pension?
Agnes is confused about what will happen if she reduces her payments from an account-based ...
Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.
When planning for retirement, add wishful thinking to wilful ignorance, and ruin is assured.
Ron’s super has taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should he get more ...
Joseph used to receive a part pension and wants to know if he needs to ...
Lynda wants to know what the rules are regarding owning cryptocurrency and the Age Pension.
ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robo-debts and refund the money.
A superannuation expert discusses how to earn an income after you retire.
World leaders saying they will do whatever it takes to minimise the impact of COVID-19 ...
Who better to inform you about your Age Pension and entitlements than Centrelink?
John lives on a boat and wants to know if he is eligible for rent ...
As a pensioner, you may be eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset (SAPTO).
For the first time, there are now more people over the age of 65 than ...
Gina is planning to move to Australia and wants to know how the Age Pension ...
Martha has heard she may be eligible for some payments and services as a grandparent ...
Rene is about to retire, still owes money to the bank and wants to know ...
Len details how Danes handle the pension and asks whether Australia should do the same.
Elmarie was told her pension payments will stop if she leaves Australia for more than ...
Comment: Government changes introduced in 2017 will eventually mean all of us will be taxed ...
Jack has had a worker’s compensation claim approved and wants to know how it will ...
Treasurer’s rates review welcome news for older Australians seeking to boost their income.
James wants to know how the government calculates Age Pension increases.
Elizabeth does some volunteer work and isn’t sure how Centrelink treats expense reimbursements.
Noreta has recently retired and wants to know whether her long service leave counts as ...
Andrée is expecting a big inheritance and wants to know what happens if she pays ...
Tony lost his part pension eligibility after downsizing his house and wants to know what ...
Retirees are buying bigger homes to protect their pensions and investments.
Bianca is about to apply for the Age Pension and has some questions about the ...
Centrelink general manager Hank Jongen explains the quickest way to get through and speak to ...
Tina doesn’t think she will be able to keep working up until her pension age.
Sue has not hit pension age but wants to know if putting inheritance money into ...
Elvira still works part time and wonders how to report her upcoming annual leave.
Gloudina wants to buy half of her daughter’s house but is worried that it will ...
Hazel wants to take a lump sum out of her super but is worried about ...
Christine is considering some casual work but isn't sure exactly how much she is allowed ...
Ken lent money to his son, but thinks it is unlikely to be repaid. What ...
It might be lucky for some, but does that largesse extend to the nation’s retirees? ...
The OECD has released a report comparing retirement systems and Australia isn't performing as well ...
Jacqueline has received her concession card with her husband's name on it and wants to ...
Jewel expects to receive an inheritance and wants to know how her DSP will be ...
A large number of retired Australians are independently navigating their way through their retirement finances.
How will you be assessed as a couple? Check your eligibility here?
Warren is planning a tree change but wants to know the effect of buying a ...
‘The big role of pension funds at the end of the day is about paying ...
Vikki has sold her home and plans to buy another. Is she still considered a ...
Owen has a number of questions relating to a recent inheritance.
David has had a big share market win but is now worried about his pension ...
Unless we know who Newstart recipients are, we are likely to make wrong decisions about ...
Chris thinks he has been dudded with his pension payments and wants to know what ...
Hyacinth wants to know how Centrelink assesses her margin loan.
Centrelink general manager Hank Jogen explains what to do if you get a debt notice.
Joe is wondering how the Work Bonus applies to driving an Uber.
Clayton receives the DSP and wants to know the rules around overseas travel.
Vivienne and her husband want to know whether they should buy or lease extra land.
Barbara’s mother has been living in a nursing home for six months and is worried ...
Jan has sold her house, but her new one is still being built. What happens ...
Disability advocates and researchers are calling for urgent reforms to the Disability Support Pension.
Joe receives a carer’s payment and wants to know if he can work without losing ...
June wants to know how her UK Pension will affect her application for the Age ...
YourLifeChoices research shows that people are generally happier with their Centrelink interactions.
Freedom of Information documents reveal the change to deeming rates is insignificant.
People receiving welfare are more likely to have multiple health conditions.
Jack wants to know which of his investments may be exempt from deeming rates.
Jan is approaching retirement and isn’t sure how her super will be assessed.
Alan is returning to Australia after living overseas and wants to claim the pension.
Max’s pension has been cut from $574 a fortnight to just $220, and he wants ...
Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the ...
A better designed assets test would ensure that we didn’t penalise thrift.
John has bought a new home as the first step in downsizing and needs some ...
Garry and his wife have accounts for the grandkids, but now it is time to ...
Barbara is unsure whether she is better off with the carer’s pension or the Age ...
Mary wants to look after her mother but is worried her mum will lose the ...
The Centrelink rules that apply if you have a caravan park address.
Lyn wants to know if her life-long lease prevents her from accessing the PLS.
Glenny is a little bit confused about how the income test applies to couples.
Phillip has been told he was overpaid and wants to know how to challenge the ...
A new report finds Centrelink’s couple rule is causing difficulties for victims of violence.
Pension and deeming rates must reflect reality, say members
Dorothy wants to know if she is in a position to benefit from changes to ...
YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with retirement income changes.
Dorothy knows she is not eligible for the Age Pension, but should she apply anyway?
Brian is confused as to whether to apply the single or couple assets test in ...
Owen thinks he has found a way to increase his pension, but will it work?
Glenda is travelling to the UK and wants to know if her concession card is ...
George’s mum is moving into aged care and he wants to know what happens to ...
Geoff believes the falling property market makes him eligible for the pension again.
Terry has been receiving his pension overseas but needs to temporarily return to Australia.
What's the allowable income for someone on the Age Pension?
Learn more about travelling, including effects on Age Pension payment rates.
John wants to sell his home and move to a larger property. How will it ...
John wants to know why he needs to move back to Australia to claim the ...
John has taken all the money out of his super but fears he may have ...
Learn about having savings, cut-off limits, deeming rules and their effect on the Age Pension.
Gail wants to withdraw money and wants to know whether she has to inform Centrelink.
How long will it take for my Age Pension application to be processed?
David’s wife is considering retiring soon, but he wants to get the timing right.
Barbara is interested in the Pension Loans Scheme but doesn’t know the details.
The number of rental listings suitable for age pensioners has dropped dramatically.
Bob wants to sell an investment property and wonders how his pension will be affected.
What is the process for transferring your UK pension to Australia?
Centrelink closing dates, Age Pension and supplement increases and much more.
Brendan wants to know how Centrelink will assess bonuses from his life insurance policy.
Marjie is currently assessed under the income test and wants to know if that can ...
YourLifeChoices members believe the government is not doing enough to support retirees.
Susan is worried about her finances if her husband is not granted a disability pension.
If I receive a lump sum payment, can it be counted as income for my ...
David thinks his mother-in-law has been underpaid and wants to know what to do.
Pamela is on Newstart and wants to know how the new participation requirements affect her.
Ron has returned to Australia and wants to buy a house but is worried about ...
Will my Age Pension be affected by selling my family home or downsizing?
Michael is considering the financial implications of separating for the Age Pension.
Mike receives a UK age pension and wonders how this payment is treated by Centrelink.
Susan is concerned about the Age Pension implications of renting out her house.
APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.
Pat has a house but no super and very little retirement income. Is there a ...
Norma is worried her husband’s life insurance policy is robbing them of pension payouts.
Tim wants to move overseas and wants to know if he can continue to claim ...
Corinne lost her widow’s allowance when travelling overseas. Can she get it back?
Learn more about claiming your Age Pension when you go to live overseas.
David is considering downsizing but is worried about his pension payments.
The Actuaries Institute has welcomed changes to Australia’s superannuation system.
Ray lost his part pension but believes he may now be eligible. Does he have ...
Chris’s wife is leaving the workforce shortly. Will her super be counted as an asset?
Denise is worried that her part pension payments are not being calculated correctly.
David is suffering MS, but is worried he won’t be able to get the disability ...
Mike asks personal finance guru Noel Whittaker if his pension fund fees are too high.
Greg is worried he will lose the pension for spending too much time out of ...
Elaine wants to visit a sick cousin overseas, but will that affect her pension?
Suzie is approaching retirement age and is worried her husband will lose his Age Pension.
Combine a lifetime annuity with an account-based pension to ease income worries.
Jock is having trouble around the home and wonders if he qualifies for a special ...
Sandra is retiring with 16 weeks of long service leave and is worried about her ...
The Federal Government wants to make it easier for people to understand retirement.
Charles spent most of his working life in Australia but has chosen to retire overseas.
You may be able to draw an income from your superannuation before you retire.
Most retirees are loving life, but survey finds some are doing it tough.
New super changes address some minor but important issues that affect retirees.
Shop around for better value, superannuation specialist urges.
Robyn is looking to move closer to the city and is considering buying a house ...
Rejigged assets test has caused retirement income system to deteriorate: index.
Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.
Charities struggling to feed Australians who can’t afford meals: Foodbank
The latest pension rates, supplement details, and asset and income test thresholds.
Proportion of older Aussies relying on the pension decreases significantly.
Could you be convinced to work until you were 70?
Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your ...
Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?
Older people are becoming homeless in increasing numbers and action is needed now.
People are seriously underestimating how much money they need to retire.
The latest government updates to help you fully understand your entitlements.
Renting out a room is a good way to earn income, but what does it ...
New Zealand is the number one destination for Aussies looking to retire overseas.
CommBank tells customers they will foot the $80m bill for regulatory compliance.
Australia should follow Danish approach to pensions to achieve fairer outcomes.
Pension and superannuation systems ‘favour wealthy, home-owning retirees’.
Home-care package funding inadequate and rental stress ignored.
Kaye Fallick and Ben Hocking will be hosting a Live Q&A session from 2pm Wednesday.
Can she take paid ‘time out’ if her husband were to die?
Increases will not deliver a dignified retirement for older Australians.
Government forecasts $4.8b drop in budget over next 10 years.
There is a problem. At least that is what an overwhelming number of retirees say ...
Most Australians are more confused than ever about their Age Pension entitlements.
Super fund managers spend more of your savings on operation costs.
Liberals split over housing affordability suggestion that would target rich retirees.
Kaye joins Macquarie Radio to discuss why retirees are worried their money won't last.
By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...
Resident wants his nursing home costs explained.
The system is broken and a big group of retirees are suffering.
Overseas travellers who stay away for six weeks may lose Pension Supplement.
Retirement affordability requires a full understanding of your entitlements.
Living longer than previous generations comes at a price.
Recent price increases, especially in energy, have hit all Australians hard.
The most current and relevant expenditure guidelines available for Australian retirees.
The ‘big picture’ of retirement reveals there are about 4.35 million retirees in Australia.
As Australia’s super system matures, workers will retire with larger balances.
Millions will receive an increase to their pension payments on 20 September 2017.
New figures reveal plan to lift the pension age to 70 will affect 375,000 Aussies.
Centrelink is in the hot seat again, for sending ‘threatening’ letters to vulnerable clients.
A new parliamentary bill could restrict pension access to elderly migrants.
Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income
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Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...
We discover which supermarket can save you the most on groceries.
Securing an adequate and sustainable income is the savings goal of most Australians.
A proposal to target job seekers might eventually target all welfare.
The time it takes to talk to a Centrelink operator is longer than the DHS ...
Centrelink will be closed on Australia Day.
Australia’s pension system discourages those who receive a pension from working.
Affordable housing and financial prospects for age pensioners are not promising.
Philip Ruddock accused of double dipping pension and salary.
The High Court rejected the bid of four retired politicians to claim larger retirement pensions.
The Federal Government should hold firm on its $1.6 million pension phase cap.
Will the proposed changes to super have an impact on your retirement income?
We need to recognise and embrace the economic potential of older workers.
Deeming rate thresholds will change from 1 July 2016
Proposed changes to pension residency criteria could see over 80,000 pensioners cut off.
The number of over 45s who say they will not retire before turning 70 has ...
Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...
Around 1.2 million asset-rich older Australians are living in poverty.
If you plan properly, the transition into retirement can be seamless.
Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?
Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?
Hundreds of Australians are sleeping in their cars due to having nowhere else to go.
Centrelink is monitoring social media accounts to catch welfare cheats.
We must ask why our retirement income system is yet to be properly overhauled.
Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.
Asset thresholds and the pension taper rate will change from 1 January 2017.
All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.
Scott Morrison has confirmed that the family home will not be means tested.
Report suggests that older Aussies should sell their homes to make way for younger families.
More than 22 million phone calls to Centrelink were blocked in the past year.
Australia has a poverty rate of 33 per cent for those over 60.
Wife of wealthy mining boss, Hamish Bohannan, will be jailed for $62,000 fraud.
The CSRI are calling for the exemption status of the family home to be revisited.
The Federal Government has found its testing ground for a new cashless welfare card.
An Oxfam report shows that coal is not, in fact, good for humanity.
Only 36.9 per cent of DSP applicants were approved last financial year.
Up to $7 billion a year could be saved by increasing the super access age ...
Debbie explains all things pension in our comprehensive Government update.
As of 1 July, the Government has increased its efforts to wipe out welfare fraud.
New pension legislation changes will save the Government $2.4 billion.
The rate of approval for early access to superannuation is increasing.
The government will trial a cashless welfare card in some areas later this year.
Retiree spending habits are changing in response to the 2015/16 Budget.
Senate crossbenchers want the government to expand the Pension Loans Scheme.
Almost a quarter of the 57 million calls made to Centrelink last year went unanswered.
Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.
Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.
Peter Costello has warned the government against tinkering with our superannuation system.
Means-testing the family home could result in a $6000 increase to pensions.
The RSL and Tony Abbott are at loggerheads over proposed changes to veterans’ pensions.
Life in a retirement village is an attractive proposition for many Australians but the ...
Labor have commenced a campaign to lobby against changes to the Age Pension.
Australians will have their superannuation made available as a self-funded pension.
A group of liberal backbenchers are pushing to scrap planned cuts to the pension.
Pretending that you earn less can save you money.
Asset-rich retirees have been receiving around $500 million in benefits per year.
The 10-year returns are impressive, but is your fund one of the best performers?
Planned indexation cuts to the pension assume there is fat to be cut. But is ...
The pension ramifications of downsizing the family home.
Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.
Rosemarie could receive a part Age Pension, but she may need to reduce her assets
You may not think it's important to advise Centrelink when you're going on holiday, but ...
One in ten Australians living on the dole cannot afford a substantial meal each day
Australia's ageing population is not to blame for the nation's rising health bill.
Q. Pauline I am 63 and hoping to transition to retirement from ...
Barry is keen to find out if he needs a statement of earnings from Centrelink.
After paying a lifetime of taxes, are pensioners being given the cold shoulder?
It is a well-known fact that most Australians are under-funded for their later years, ...
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