Centrelink is an Australian government program that delivers a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.
This includes older Australians (retirees / pension recipients), families, job seekers, carers and people with disabilities.
Centrelink does great work for the community, but sometimes it can feel like dealing with Centrelink directly can be like burying your head in a rabbit warren.
There are now so many different challenges and roadblocks dealing with Centrelink that it can help to create a Centrelink strategy.
We have a dedicated Centrelink strategist in our office who typically helps retirees and pre-retirees to get through and make sense of everything that is changing in their financial world.
We can assist you in dealing with Centrelink and provide you with strategies on how to deal with Centrelink yourself or we can represent your interests directly.
Your Financial Framework adviser will provide you with all of the Centrelink calculations and strategic planning advice you need, and can assist with pensions.
There are payments and services available to help older Australians with the ongoing costs of living. People who are retiring, and those working past retirement age, may be eligible for a pension or part pension. Topping up your income with the Age Pension or another allowance can make your savings last longer, and can contribute to the standard of living you will have throughout your retirement. Receiving the pension through Centrelink can be a tricky and time-consuming process that many people would prefer to not deal with. Your Financial Framework adviser can deal with Centrelink on your behalf, or just help you along the way as you need it.
Centrelink payments are subject to means testing – which means that before you can receive any benefit you will first be tested to determine how much you earn, and the value of your assets. We can assess your financial situation and outline what your means test is likely to determine, and your benefit options moving forward. Your Financial Framework adviser will help you take the necessary steps to maximise any benefits you receive so that they become part of your strategy for growing wealth.
We can help you with family tax benefits, Newstart Allowance and updating child support arrangement. Don't be put off by dealing with Centrelink... if you are entitled to benefits we will make sure you receive them.
Imagine not having to deal with Centrelink ever again…
Contact your Financial Adviser or our Claims Manager, Christine Morgan, to find out how we can assist you today.