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.
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.
What you claim determines how we work out your adjusted taxable income.
We use your adjusted taxable income to work out your eligibility for some payments or services.
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.
Page last updated: 17 June 2019