You need to meet eligibility requirements to get a Low Income Health Care Card.
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Who can get a card
You may be able to get a Low Income Health Care Card if your income is below the limit in the income test.
To get a Low Income Health Care Card your income must be under the limit.
On the day you apply for a Low Income Health Care Card you must be in Australia.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
You and your dependent child can get benefits if you have a Low Income Health Care Card.
Non-income tested card
If your payment was cancelled on 1 January 2017 because of the changes to the pension assets test, you’re eligible for one or more health cards.