Centrelink and retirement
Even the most financially-prepared retiree may be able to receive some government support in retirement.
While some will qualify for more government support than others, you may be surprised at the various ways in which Centrelink can help; qualifying for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or Pensioner Concession Card could save you a significant amount of money.
Do I qualify for government assistance?
Below we discuss the more commonly accessible forms of Centrelink support – the Age Pension and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card – but depending on your circumstances you may also qualify for other payments. Detailed information on the full range of benefits offered by the Australian Government can be found on their Older Australians page.