Who can get it
You can get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card if you meet certain criteria.
You can get a card if you either:
- have reached Age Pension age
- don’t qualify for a payment from us or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- meet an income test
- are an Australian resident currently living in Australia.
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.
Page last updated: 24 October 2019
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