Financial Incentives

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Centrelink Assistance
Pension Bonus & Tax Offsets
Rehabilitation Schemes
Mature Workers Programs

Welcome to the YOURLifeChoices Financial Incentives page. It can be hard at the best of economic times to find a job, and many people over 50 report the job search becoming even more difficult, despite their experience, positive work ethic and reliability.

Here you will find information about financial incentives provided by the government to make it easier for mature employees to continue working, such as the Pension Bonus and Tax Offsets. You can also learn how to get Centrelink Assistance during your job search, whether you are looking for full-time work or part-time employment.

Centrelink Assistance

Centrelink Assistance

Centrelink has a fact sheet with information for people on the Mature Age Allowance, Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance and Newstart Allowance to get more help to improve their job prospects, learn new skills or get involved in their communities in some way. Go there ...

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Pension Bonus & Tax Offset

Financial assistance

The Federal Government provides a number of incentives to encourage older people to continue working: Pension Bonus Scheme. This scheme provides a tax-free lump sum for people who voluntarily defer claiming Age or Service Pension. To get the benefit you have to register and continue to work for ...

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Rehabilitation Schemes

The Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme

Department of Veterans' Affairs The Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) helps eligible veterans, with or without a disability, who need special assistance to obtain or hold suitable paid employment. The scheme is free to eligible veterans. The scheme can also assist those veterans who ...

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Mature Workers Programs

Helping Older Workers

We forwarded subscriber Jeff F's questions about government incentives for mature age workers to the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro. Jeff F asked the following two questions. What are the current (Federal/State Government) incentives (in detail) for employers to engage older workers? What ...

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Willing Workers

Join the wonderful world of WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) and let them help you find a unique style of home stay on an organic farm. Learn about organic growing and see new areas of the country whilst staying in the farm house. The ‘WWOOF ...

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