Retirement Age for Women

I recently wrote an article based titled What Age Can You Retire. The general concept or definition of retirement is no different between men and women. Therefore, the retirement age for women is the same as the retirement age for men. So what is the retirement age?...

What is a Centrelink Schedule?

A Centrelink Schedule is generally a one page document that is used to inform Centrelink of the various components relating to your superannuation income stream, so that they are able to asses the amount of the income stream that should be assessed for ‘income...

Allocated Pensions and Centrelink

The relationship between Allocated Pensions and Centrelink is important to understand. Your allocated pension will affect the level of Age Pension that you are entitled to. This article explains how your Allocated Pension affects your Centrelink entitlements and what...

When is Pension Day

When is Pension Day? Traditionally, Pension Day  for the Centrelink Age Pension is every second Thursday. If you are a member of a couple, you will each be paid on the same day under most circumstances. Related Posts: How To Access Super on Financial Hardship grounds...

Deeming Rates for Age Pension Assessment

The amount of Age Pension that you are entitled to is determined by an Income Test and an Assets Test (assuming that you meet all other eligibility criteria). The Assets Test is broadly all of your investment assets (this excludes your main residence). The Income Test...