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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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Pensions and Retirement – New Year Resolutions – 5 Easy Steps to Plan your Retirement

Studies show that most people spend more time planning the next holiday than ever spent on preparing for retirement – but it is not hard at all! Consider if you are a – Woman and want to retire at the … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Summary of current asset test age pension changes 2017

The start of January 2017 saw some significant changes to means testing for Social Security pensions (including the Age Pension). Retire Invest wrote a comprehensive summary in their RIAdvice magazine – Uncertainty around income can be unsettling for those receiving … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Beware of scams to watch out for targeting pensioners and older Australians

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS) has some great tips on scams to watch out for targeting pensioners and older Australians, June 2017 – Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams Scams are on the … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Reinstatement of Pension Concession Card

The latest 2017 Australian Government Budget put forward a measure that restores the Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) to people who stopped being eligible for a pension payment due to changes to the assets test. (Still to be approved by legislation). … Continue reading

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