## Income support for carers

Comparing Carer Payment with Age Pension If you are a carer or have a friend or family member who is a carer and is over age pension age, you should know that you can choose to receive either the carer payment or the age pension. The following table compares the issues that may help you … Continue Reading

## Increases to the Age Pension

01/03/2021 From 20th of March 2021 the fortnightly base rate for the aged pension will rise by $8.40 for singles to$952.70, and by $12.60 for couples to$1,436.20. These rates include Pension Supplement and Energy Supplement which are payable to all pensioners. This may be a small increase for many older Australians but every … Continue Reading