Who can get it
You can get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card if you meet certain criteria.
You can get a card if you meet all these conditions. You must:
- be Age Pension age
- meet residence rules
- not be getting a payment from us or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- give us a Tax File Number or be exempt from doing so
- meet identity requirements
- meet the income test.
You must tell us your and your partner's tax file numbers, unless you're exempt.
We may have cancelled your pension on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test.
What you claim determines how we work out your adjusted taxable income.
We use your adjusted taxable income to work out your eligibility for some payments or services.
You can claim a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card once you’re Age Pension age. Complete the following steps to claim. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 5 October 2021
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