Change of circumstances while receiving the Low Income Health Care Card

You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you are receiving a Low Income Health Care Card.

For example, if:

  • your personal circumstances change
  • you change your address
  • your income changes
  • you do not have to lodge a tax return
  • your care arrangements change, or
  • your work or study load changes

If you do not tell us about the changes within 14 days, your entitlement may be affected.

If you deliberately do not tell us about changes, you could be charged with fraud.  

Page last updated: 17 November 2016