Pensioner Concession Card reinstatement

7 September 2017

You could get the Pensioner Concession Card again, if your pension was cancelled because of changes to the assets test.

You don’t have to do anything to get the card. If your pension payment was cancelled on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test, we’ll send it to you automatically from 9 October 2017.

You can use your Low Income Health Care Card until you get your Pensioner Concession Card in the mail. 

With your new card you’ll be able to access:

  • hearing services from the Department of Health
  • cheaper medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • bulk billed doctor visits, if your doctor bulk bills.

The card also entitles you to a bigger refund for medical costs when you reach the Medicare Safety Net. You will also be able to get discounts to redirect your mail through Australia Post.

Your card may also entitle you to other concessions from state or territory governments, local councils and private businesses at the discretion of the provider.

Next steps

Page last updated: 11 September 2017