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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 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 ...Find out more
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 ...Find out more
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 ...Find out more
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 ...Find out more
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