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Seniors Concession Allowance


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Seniors Concession Overview

The purpose of the Seniors Concession Allowance was to compensate self-funded retirees for not receiving pensioner discounts on bills such as energy, rates and motor vehicle registrations.

 

It was abolished from 20 September 2009 and replaced by the Seniors Supplement.

 

 


   
Eligibility
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Seniors Concession Allowance Rates of Payment
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Amount Paid

March

June

September

December

2009

$129.70

$129.70

$130.50 

Abolished

2008

$125.00

$125.00

$128.50

$128.50

2007

Nil

$107.00

Nil

$109.00

2006

Nil

$104.40

Nil

$107.00

2005

Nil

$100.00

Nil

$103.00

2004

* (see below)

* (see below)

* (see below)

$100.00

 

* First payable December 2004

 

 

In June 2007, a one-off bonus payment of $500 was paid to individuals who were eligible for either the Seniors Concession Allowance or the Utilities Allowance.  If both members of a couple were eligible they each received $500.
 

 

 


   
Extra Payment - June 2008

A tax-free payment of $500 was made in June 2008 to individuals in receipt of the Age Pension, Veterans’ Pensions, Widow’s B Pension, Wife Pension, Seniors Concession Allowance, Mature Age Allowance or Partner Allowance as at 13 May 2008. 
 


This page was last edited on 29 December 2020

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