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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.
* (see below)
* 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.
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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