Information about the changes to the pension system is available from the Department of Human Services' (DHS) website. People wanting to talk to someone about how these changes may affect them can call the DHS retirement line on 13 2300.
People can also ask to talk, free of charge, to a Financial Information Service officer about options with their savings, investments and related arrangements by calling 13 2300.
|Disability and Carers
Ask at a DHS Customer Service Centre
|Financial Information Service||13 2300|
|Financial Information Service seminar bookings||13 6357|
|DHS International Services||13 1673|
|Looking for work||13 2850|
|Parent or guardian||13 6150|
|To speak to DHS in languages other than English||13 1202|
Contacting Veterans’ Affairs
Most changes to the pension system also apply to Veteran pensioners who receive the Veterans’ Service Pension and Income Support Supplement. However the qualifying age for Veterans’ Service Pension is not being increased. Visit www.dva.gov.au or call 1300 307 901 for more information.
Pensioners outside Australia
If a pensioner resides outside Australia, arrangements will be different. More information about these changes is available from the Department of Human Services or contact the Department of Human Services International Services on 13 1673.