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Your income stream can make a huge difference to your financial position and there are many Veterans who either don’t realise they qualify for a pension. Government allowances and concessions are often overlooked which means that .you may not be receiving the maximum entitled to you. Financial Planners focus on helping you with advice on your current circumstances and the Advocacy groups are there to help you apply and access DVA benefits, which is what you may be entitled too.
Age Pension age
Age Pension age is:
65 years and 6 months, if you were born between 1 July 1952 and 31 December 1953
66 years, if you were born between 1 January 1954 and 30 June 1955
66 years and 6 months, if you were born between 1 July 1955 and 31 December 1956.
From 1 July 2023, Age Pension age will be 67 years, if you were born on or after 1 January 1957.
My Aged Care
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
ACAT assesses the medical, physical, cultural, psychological and social care needs of frail older persons to help them access a range of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services.
Aged Care GUIDE to:
Understanding Pension Payments
Services Australia (Centrelink)
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
If you’ve been receiving NDIS support services before you turn 65, you can continue to receive the same services. But if you’ve developed a disability past the age of 65, you’ll need to access My Aged Care systems. To find out more, we suggest visiting the My Aged Care website or the NDIS website.
Legal and financial advice
For legal advice, you can contact Legal Aid in your state.
You can also contact legaladvice.com.au, an independent organisation.
A Financial Information Service is available through Services Australia to help you make informed decisions about your finances.