17 Government benefits all retirees should know about
If you are a retiree in Australia, there is a range of government financial help available if you meet eligibility requirements. Contrary to popular belief, there is no ‘official’ retirement age in Australia. You can retire at any age you like, provided you can afford it. You can also work for as long as you like, provided you’re physically and/or mentally capable and you have a job.
However, there are specific ages when you become eligible to access a range of government financial benefits in retirement.
In this eBook, we look at each of these government financial benefits, their specific eligibility requirements, and how you can claim them.
In this eBook you will discover:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Seniors Card
- The energy supplement
- Discounts on council rates
- Public transport and travel concessions
- Pension Loans Scheme
- Dividend imputation credits
- Much, much more