The Government has announced a Work Bonus increase from 1 July 2019 – which means you can earn more before your aged pension is affected – great news!
The Work Bonus is increasing. Centrelink will also apply it to self-employment income from active participation.
From 1 July 2019, the Work Bonus will increase to $300 per fortnight (up from $250 fortnight). And the most you can accrue will change to $7,800. This means you’ll be able to earn more from work before your pension reduces.
We’ll also apply the Work Bonus to self-employment income from active participation.
If you’re an eligible pensioner with self-employment income, note –
Centrelink will send you a letter. You may need to tell them about your income.
You can tell them using your Centrelink online account through myGov. Select Work Bonus update – self-employment income from the Tasks section. Make sure you do this before 1 July 2019 so they can apply the Work Bonus as soon as possible.
If you don’t get a letter, there’s nothing you need to do.
Next steps to take –
Sign in to myGov to check if you have a letter in your Inbox.
If you need to tell us about your income, complete the task as soon as possible.
Learn more about the Work Bonus.
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