Benefits

You can get cheaper medical expenses with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC).

With a CSHC you may get benefits such as:

You may also get the Economic Support Payment. If you’re eligible, we’ll pay this into your bank account automatically.

Other benefits

Your state or territory government and local council may lower any of these expenses:

  • electricity and gas bills
  • property and water rates
  • health care costs, including ambulance, dental and eye care
  • public transport fare.

Read more about what you can get where you live on the australia.gov.au website.

You may need to show either your:

  • Medicare card to get Medicare services
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card to get other benefits.

Page last updated: 12 November 2020