Age Pension

Postcode by postcode: a clever way to include homes in the age pension assets test

Written by Anthony Asher, UNSW. Here’s the boldest idea the government’s inquiry into retirement incomes should consider but might not: no longer exempting all of the value of each retiree’s home from the pension assets test. The test would merely exempt part of the value of retirees’ homes. The change… Read More »Postcode by postcode: a clever way to include homes in the age pension assets test

Over 90,000 retirees to benefit from changes introduced to Parliament

The Government says that over 90,000 older Australians will benefit from changes it recently introduced to Parliament. The Government has introduced the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018 to the House of Representatives. The measures it contains were announced in the 2018/19 Budget as the… Read More »Over 90,000 retirees to benefit from changes introduced to Parliament