Age Pension Eligibility

The following information relates to eligibility to the Age Pension. To be eligible for the Age Pension you first must meet age and residence requirement.

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Work Bonus

The Work Bonus is intended to act as an incentive for Age Pensioners to stay in or return to work.

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Pension under the pump

THERE is no doubt that Australia's federal Budget deficit is being visited upon the pension system and the superannuation system.

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Deeming or robbing rates?

CPSA has been receiving a fair few calls about deeming rates lately. Deeming rates are used in the pension income test to assess the income a pensioner has received from bank interest, dividends and such like. Centrelink doesn't look at the actual income, but deems it instead. Usually deeming rates sit under the three-monthly term deposit rate.

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