Disability Support and Age Pension Increases March 2017

Disability Support and Age Pension Increases March 2017   by Christine Hopper The Commonwealth granted Centrelink Disability Support and Age Pension increases on 20 March 2017.  DVA Pension and Income Support Supplement rates also increased from 20 March 2017. Disability Pensions and Age Pensions increases 20 March 2017 for Single Pensioners. The new maximum total payment Read more about Disability Support and Age Pension Increases March 2017[…]

January 2017 Pension Asset Test changes

January 2017 Pension Asset Test changes by Christine Hopper The January 2017 Pension Asset Test changes include new higher Asset Test Allowances and a higher taper rate. As a result of the January 2017 Pension Asset Test changes some Pensioners could get a higher Pension payment.  But some Pension payment rates will be reduced following Read more about January 2017 Pension Asset Test changes[…]

Telephone call to Centrelink

Telephone call to Centrelink on 132 300 for seniors by Christine Hopper If you really need to talk to a Centrelink officer or make an appointment with the Financial Information Service then a telephone call to Centrelink might help you.  Before you make that telephone call to Centrelink be sure to have your CRN handy. Read more about Telephone call to Centrelink[…]

Disability Support and Age Pension Increases 20 March 2016

Disability Support and Age Pension Increases 20 March 2016 by Christine Hopper The Commonwealth granted Centrelink Disability Support and Age Pension increases on 20 March 2016.  DVA Pension and Income Support Supplement also increases from 20 March 2016. The full rates of income support Pension benefits increased by 0.8%. The Age Pension related daily care fees Read more about Disability Support and Age Pension Increases 20 March 2016[…]

Disability Support and Age Pension Increase September 2015

Disability Support and Age Pension Increase September 2015 by Christine Hopper The Commonwealth granted Centrelink Disability Support and Age Pension increases on 20 September 2015.  DVA Pension and Income Support Supplement also increases from 20 September 2015. The full rates of income support Pension benefits increased by 0.8%. The Age Pension related daily care fees for Read more about Disability Support and Age Pension Increase September 2015[…]

Disability Support Pension

Disability Support Pension by Christine Hopper Centrelink pay the Disability Support Pension to Australian residents whose disabilities prevent them from earning. Eligibility for Disability Support Pension The Disability Support Pension is available to Australian residents who have attained age 16 years but not their Age Pension Age. A Disability Support Pensioner normally transfers to the Age Read more about Disability Support Pension[…]

Low Income Health Care Card

Early Retirees seeking help with Health Care Costs By Christine Hopper The Commonwealth ‘Low Income Health Care Card’ provides access to the Concession Rates for PBS prescriptions and Commonwealth funded bulk billing medical services similar to those available to Age Pensioners.  Some State government and utility providers also offer concessions and/or discounts to holders of Read more about Low Income Health Care Card[…]

Assessed Assets on entry to Permanent Residential Aged Care

Assessed Assets on entering permanent residential aged care By Christine Hopper The amount of your Assessed Assets on entry to Permanent Residential Aged Care impacts on your potential costs of living in care.  Your Assessed Asset amount determines the maximum amount that you could be asked to contribute towards the cost of your accommodation in Read more about Assessed Assets on entry to Permanent Residential Aged Care[…]

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Welcome

Financial Care Services Financial Care Services is an independent advisory company dedicated to supporting you through the complexities of entry into residential aged care or independent living facilty. Our advisor can explain the various charges which could apply and guide your understanding of the costs of living in your choice of aged care home or Read more about Welcome[…]