Category Archives: Centrelink

Centrelink – Travel Voucher Changes for WA and VIC

Have a pension with Centrelink? Then note, you won’t get travel vouchers sent with your Pensioner Concession Card anymore from January 2020 in states of WA and VIC. The Human Services website explains more – As a pensioner, you can … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – New Means-Test Rules for Lifetime Income Streams

From 1 July 2019, new means test rules for lifetime income streams came into effect. The Department of Human Services explains more – The new rules change the way we assess lifetime income streams (LIS) purchased from 1 July 2019. … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Pension Loans Scheme has changed 1 July 2019

As of 1 July 2019, the human services websites says you can apply for the Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) even if: You’re getting the maximum rate of pension; You have a payment rate of $0 under both the income and … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Earn more before aged pension is affected – Work bonus increase from 1 Jul 2019

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 … Continue reading

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Pensions – Budget April 2019 – Raising the age for the Work Test to apply – and other changes at a glance

Changes to the age for the Work Test was one of the superannuation announcements made by the Government ahead of the release of the 2019 Budget. The Government proposes that, from 1 July 2020, people aged 65 or 66 will … Continue reading

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Centrelink – The MyGov account for centralized assistance

The Department of Human Services website explains – Your myGov account gives you: Secure access to a range of government services using one username and password; A single inbox for your messages from Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and the Australian … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Am I eligible for pension?

Wondering if you may be eligible for Government Pension? These are the criteria for eligibility for Age Pension at the Department of Human Services website at August 2018 – HERE – Check to see if you’re eligible for other support: … Continue reading

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