Centrelink

The Australian Government offers a range of social security services and payments to support those in need and assist people to become self-sufficient. Benefits are provided through various means, such as pensions, allowances, concessions and aged care services.

In assessing your eligibility for benefits Centrelink will apply a number of different calculations to your assets and income. Basic conditions of eligibility (such as age, health, employment status) and residential requirements must be met.

Understanding the rules and planning ahead can increase your potential benefits.

  • Federal Budget 2019 - Overview

    The Government’s economic plan and this Budget are building a stronger economy and securing a better future for all Australians. This Budget and our economic plan are: Returning the budget to surplus Delivering more jobs Providing lower taxes Guaranteeing essential services like Medicare, schools, hospitals and roads

  • How the 2019 Federal Budget affects you

    The following links take you to that section of the 2019 Budget that affects you most.

  • The problem with getting to 53 years of age.

    Here's some food for thought and another reason why getting professional help from a financial planner is worth serious consideration.

  • Paying for health care in retirement

    In retirement, an Australian couple needs from $4,700 to $9,400 a year to pay for health care , according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and the average cost of private health insurance rose 4.8 per cent in 2017, far outpacing inflation.

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