Budget 2014-15: Cessation of the Seniors Supplement – Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders

Important Update: The commencement of this measure is subject to the passage of legislation through Parliament. As legislation related to this change is yet to pass through Parliament, this measure will not commence from 1 July 2014.

Description of the measure

The Seniors Supplement for Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) holders will no longer be paid beyond the June 2014 quarterly payment. From this date CSHC holders will continue to receive only the Energy Supplement each quarter.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

CSHC holders who have elected to receive the Seniors Supplement will be affected by this measure.

When will this measure start and finish?

The Seniors Supplement for CSHC holders will no longer be paid beyond the June 2014 quarterly payment.