NSW Centrelink/careers pension

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by julieann, 17 April 2019.

  1. julieann

    julieann Active Member

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    hi are you eligible for a careers pension if you own multiple properties with a approx value of 2-3 million? None of the properties deliver rental income. I have been trying to locate information on eleibility on the web without success.
     
  2. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    go to centrelink and ask. I think you'll find that it isn't means tested.
     
  3. Scruff

    Scruff Well-Known Member

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    A legal forum isn't really the place for a question like this, however I am well aware of the redesigned DHS web site and how pathetic it's new layout and navigation is.

    In short, Carer Payments are treated the same as pensions and therefore they are means tested. As such, multiple properties at that value may mean you don't qualify.

    Here's some links to get you started.

    Carer Payment | Department of Social Services, Australian Government
    Income test for pensions - Australian Government Department of Human Services
    Real estate assets - Australian Government Department of Human Services
    Deeming - Australian Government Department of Human Services

    For more information, try Googling "carer payment" (instead of "career pension"), combined with terms like "assets", "eligibility" and so on. There's plenty of information out there - it's just hard to find by navigating through the DHS site itself. You can find everything on Google easy enough - but you need to search for the right thing to begin with. :)
     
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    #3 Scruff, 20 April 2019
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