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George & John August 2010 Newsletter

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
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Senior Citizens are entitled to Health Benefits (Pharmaceutical) if their adjusted taxable income (ATI) is below the following:-

 Single     $50,000
    
 Couple   $80,000


The new definition will mean some holders will cease to be eligible, because the new test gives a higher result – that is, adjusted taxable is higher than taxable income.  There is no asset test.

The following examples of concessions you can get with the card.

  • Australian Government Concessions
  • Prescription medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at the concessional rate
  • At the discretion of the doctor, bulk-billed General Practitioner consultations
  • An increase in benefits for out-of-pocket, out-of-hospital medical expenses above a certain threshold through the extended Medicare Safety Net.

Great Southern Railway

Concessional travel on Great Southern Rail (GSR) services (the Indian Pacific, the Ghan, the Overland).  Information is available by phoning Trainways on 13 21 47.

The card does not give concessions to dependents.  If you have dependants, you can ask Centrelink about a low income Health Care Card.

Vehicle Registrations

Vary from state to state.  In Victoria you only pay for 6 months.  In Queensland a 50% discount applies.  Tasmania gives a $34.95 rebate on some vehicles with 100% rebate on vintage cars.



20th-November-2010