How to keep your Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

SMSF technical expert and columnist for The Australian newspaper
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Key points

  • The income test for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card will be changed next year.
  • It will include deemed income on an account-based pension.
  • If you start your account-based pension before the end of the year, it will be grandfathered.

 

There are some major changes that will be made to government benefits available to retirees from next year. The second of these (we discussed the first one last week) will affect eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC).

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