You can get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card if you meet certain criteria.
You can get a card if you:
- have reached age pension age
- don’t qualify for a payment from us or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- meet an income test, and
- are an Australian resident currently living in Australia
You must tell us your and your partner's tax file numbers, unless you are exempt.
In this section
Non-income tested card
We may have cancelled your pension on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test.
With a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card you can get cheaper medicine.
You must meet an income test to get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
Adjusted taxable income
We use your adjusted taxable income to assess your eligibility for some payments, supplements, support and benefits.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card you must be in Australia on the day you claim.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.