New concession cards for some seniors

You can use a Customer Reference Number (CRN) to check concession entitlements for prescriptions.

From 1 January 2017, the assets test free area and taper rate for pensions will increase. Some seniors will have their Pensioner Concession Card replaced with a non-income tested:

While seniors wait for their cards to arrive in mid January 2017, they can still get concessions for their prescriptions.

Use their Centrelink CRN from a Centrelink letter or old Pensioner Concession Card to check concession entitlements.

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Page last updated: 20 December 2016

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