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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Are you eligible?

Non-income tested card

We may have cancelled your pension on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test.


With a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card you can get cheaper medicine.

Income Test

You must meet an income test to get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

Adjusted Taxable Income

We use your adjusted taxable income to assess your eligibility for some payments, supplements, support and benefits.

Residency Rules

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card you must be in Australia on the day you claim.

Residence Descriptions

You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.