You can get a Pensioner Concession Card if you get certain payments from us.
You can get a card if you get:
- Age Pension
- Bereavement Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance and are single, caring for a dependent child and looking for work
- Parenting Payment single
Your Parenting Payment single ends when your youngest child turns 8. You can keep your card for 12 weeks after your Parenting Payment ends.
You don’t need to apply for a Pensioner Concession Card. We'll send you one if you are eligible.
What may be different
If you are 60 years of age or older you can get a card if for more than 9 months you have been getting:
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment partnered
- Partner Allowance
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit, or
- Widow Allowance
You may also get a card if you have a partial capacity to work and you are getting:
If you find a job, you may be able to keep your card for a short time.
In this section
What the benefits are
With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services.
Pensioner Concession Card for non-pensioners - 9 October 2017
We may have cancelled your pension payment on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test.