Improving incentives to work - extended Pensioner Concession Card entitlements for single parents

From 1 January 2014, this measure will extend eligibility of the Pensioner Concession Card to people who are no longer eligible for Parenting Payment Single due to their youngest child turning eight years of age, and earnings from employment excluding them from an income support payment.

Description of the measure

From 1 January 2014, this measure will extend eligibility of the Pensioner Concession Card to people who are no longer eligible for Parenting Payment Single due to:

  • their youngest child turning eight years of age, and
  • earnings from employment excluding them from an income support payment.

People will be able to retain eligibility for the Pensioner Concession Card for a period of 12 weeks from the date their parenting payment was cancelled.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

People receiving Parenting Payment Single.

Am I eligible for this measure?

People who are no longer eligible for Parenting Payment Single due to:

  • their youngest child turning eight years of age, and
  • earnings from employment excluding them from an income support payment.  

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 January 2014 and will be ongoing.  

Page last updated: 9 March 2016

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