Granny flat independent financial advice

Granny flat independent financial advice   by Christine Hopper A granny flat arrangement is an option for those who promised Mum that they would never put her into an old people’s home. But now that she is frail and confused she cannot stay on her own. Having Mum come to live with you long term Read more about Granny flat independent financial advice[…]

Home in Retirement

Home in Retirement

A place to call home in retirement   By Christine Hopper Many long term renters delay retiring from full time paid work.  How could I afford to continue paying my rent without a regular full-time wage?  The unspoken fear could be, “I might be without a home in retirement”. The good news is that you Read more about Home in Retirement[…]

Personal Circumstances at Centrelink or DVA

Personal Circumstances at Centrelink or DVA   by Christine Hopper The amounts of income support benefits available from Centrelink or DVA, depend on your Personal Circumstances at Centrelink or DVA.  So what are “Personal Circumstances” at Centrelink and DVA? Your Personal Circumstances at Centrelink, or DVA, is based on your relationship with the people that you Read more about Personal Circumstances at Centrelink or DVA[…]

Pensioner Rent Assistance

Pensioner Rent Assistance Pensioner Rent Assistance is available to Centrelink Age and Disability Support Pensioners. DVA pays Rent Assistance to eligible Service Pensioners.  DVA also pays Rent Assistance to those veteran Disability Pensioners and War Widow Pensioners who are also recipients of the Income Support Supplement. To be eligible for Pensioner Rent Assistance you must Read more about Pensioner Rent Assistance[…]