Age pension payments to delivers their biggest increase in seven years More than 5 million Australians will receive a boost to their social security payments from next week as the federal government delivers its biggest increase in seven years. From next week, the maximum single age pension rate will rise by $14.80 to $967.50 a
How to get a Covid vaccine appointment This article covers the ways in which you can get a Covid vaccine, with links to booking appointments and a list of locations and opening hours across states. How many vaccination sites are there? Around the country there are more than 6,300 places to get the jab.
Make sure your Downsizer contributions don’t upend your super plans Two proposals in the federal budget are unambiguously great news for older Australians looking to get more money into super. Both relate to extending the period of time for which particular opportunities are available. The first was a proposal to bring the eligibility for “downsizer
Queensland Health blasted over another compassionate case Son unable to visit his dying mother due to Queensland’s lack of empathy on border restrictions The Today Show hosts broke down on live TV this morning after it was revealed Karl Stefanovic’s schoolmate was unable to visit his dying mother due to Queensland’s border restrictions. Allison Langdon
UQ Researchers seeking participants aged 50 and over to participate in COVID-19 survey Understanding potential mental health protective factors associated with COVID-19 UQ researchers are seeking participants aged 50 years and over to participate in a survey regarding their COVID-19 experience to help understand the impact of the pandemic and potential protective mental health factors.
Australia’s biggest age pension postcodes revealed Queensland strengthens its position as Australia’s retirement hot spot The last five years has seen age pensioner numbers shrink in Victoria and New South Wales, as seniors head north and west to enjoy richer retirements. Particularly to Queensland, which now contains four of Australia’s top five age pension postcodes
No changes to the halving of minimum pension draw down rates With no news in this month’s Federal Budget, we had assumed the temporary halving of the minimum pension draw down rates would cease on 30 June 2021 (as currently legislated). However, the Government has now announced an extension for one more year. As part
Survey by NRMA ranks the top most aggravating driving behaviours and most courteous An NRMA survey has uncovered the most important acts of courteous drivers. More than 2,000 NRMA members scattered through metro, regional and rural areas of NSW and the ACT took part in the survey. So what were the top ranked forms of
How the 2021 Budget affects those in their 60s, 70s and over Older Australians will benefit from several measures in the Federal Budget aimed at increasing workforce participation and fixing retirement incomes. Ian Yates, Chief Executive of COTA Australia, welcomed the expansion of superannuation payments to workers earning less than $450 a month, saying the
Seeking music-lovers aged 60+ to participate in an online music listening study Do you love listening to music? Do you know all the lyrics to your favourite songs? Do you want to help us better understand how lyrics in music are processed? If you’ve answered YES to any of the questions above, we are
AstraZeneca vaccine recommended for those over the age of 50 COVID-19 vaccine update, as at 10 April 2021. Australia has secured an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This adds to the 20 million doses already on order for delivery this year. Securing the additional Pfizer vaccines means Australia will now have
Age Pension increase for mid March 2021 Nearly 2.6 million older Australians will be receiving an increase to their Age Pension payment following a mid March indexation increase to social payments. From 20 March, 2021, all social security payments will be increased, including the Carer Payment. Pensions last rose in March 2020 by $10.20 per
COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney NSW – What you can and can’t do Rules and restrictions that are more relevant to the Over 60s Rules and restrictions that apply to the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains), the Central Coast and Wollongong to protect the community from COVID-19. Last updated as at 5pm, Monday
Australia’s top performing suburbs for 2020 for house & units In a year that no one could have predicted, from a deadly global pandemic to our largest economic downturn since the 1930’s, CoreLogic’s Best of the Best 2020 Report released today reveals Australia’s $7.2 trillion residential real estate market proved remarkably resilient. While the initial
When leaving super to estate is a better fit If your beneficiaries are adult children and there is no spouse, there are five big tax savings. When you pass on, there are rules about how, and to whom, your superannuation benefit can be paid. In a typical nuclear family, a super benefit can be paid