Who can get a card
You can get a Pensioner Concession Card if you get certain payments from us.
You can get a card if you get any of the following payments:
- Age Pension
- Bereavement Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance and are single, caring for a dependent child and looking for work
- Parenting Payment single.
Your Parenting Payment single ends when your youngest child turns 8. You can keep your card for 12 weeks after your Parenting Payment ends.
You don’t need to apply for a Pensioner Concession Card. We'll send you one if you're eligible.
If you're 60 and over
You can get a card if for more than 9 months you've been getting any of the following payments:
- JobSeeker Payment
- Parenting Payment partnered
- Partner Allowance
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit
- Widow Allowance.
If you have a partial capacity to work
You may also get a card if you have a partial capacity to work and you're getting any of the following payments:
If you find a job, you may be able to keep your card for a short time.
With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services.
Page last updated: 20 March 2020
This information was printed 11 August 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pensioner-concession-card/who-can-get-card. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.