Income test for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
You must meet an income test to get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
Residence rules for Age Pension
On the day you claim Age Pension generally you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
How to prepare to claim Age Pension
There are several things to consider when you’re preparing to claim Age Pension.
Decide how to claim Age Pension
There are a few options for claiming Age Pension. Before you start you should decide how you want to claim.
Who can get Age Pension
To be eligible for Age Pension you must be Age Pension age and meet some other rules.
Benefits of a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
You can get cheaper medical expenses with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC).
Supporting documents for Age Pension
When claiming Age Pension, you’ll need to give us some supporting documents so we can assess your claim.
Choosing your loan amount under the Home Equity Access Scheme
You can choose the amount of the loan you get each fortnight. This amount can be up to 150% of the maximum pension payment rate you qualify for.
Who can get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
You can get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card if you meet certain criteria.
Payment schedule and rates for people outside Australia
We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.