Can my husband use my concession card?
If your partner has a Health Care Card, you may be able to use their card to access Commonwealth concessions.
What does a concession card entitle me to?
With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services. With your card you can get: cheaper medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. bulk billed doctor visits – this is up to your doctor.
How long do pensioner concession cards last?
How to renew your Pensioner Concession Card. As long as you’re eligible, we’ll send you a new card 4 to 6 weeks before the expiry date on your current card. The card is valid for 2 years.
What is the difference between a pensioner concession card and a health care card?
The concession cards that are issued by the Commonwealth Government include: the Pensioner Concession Card (for all pensioners and certain social security allowance recipients under specific conditions); the Health Care Card (generally for social security allowees and low paid workers); and.
Can my wife use my pensioner concession card?
The good news is that your partner should be entitled to concessions as he is named on your Pension Concession Card. He will receive prescription medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme at a concession rate. However, bulk billing and reduced-rate medical appointments are given at the discretion of the provider.
What discounts do pensioners get?
For example, in NSW PCC holders can receive a $215 rebate on their yearly electricity bills (and a further $35 if they are in receipt of Family Tax Benefit). NSW PCC holders are also exempt from RTA fees for licences, driving tests, registration, and the motor vehicle tax.
What concessions do pensioners get?
This includes: $2.50 all day travel with the Regional Excursion Daily ticket on local buses. $2.50 all day travel with the Country Pensioner Excursion ticket for booked NSW TrainLink Regional services. Concession fares when you travel on interstate train service.
How do you qualify for concession?
You can get a Pensioner Concession Card if you get:
- Age Pension.
- Carer Payment.
- Disability Support Pension.
- JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance – you must be single and caring for a dependent child while you’re looking for work.
- Parenting Payment single.
Who is Eligible for concessions?
Concession fares Children (4-15 years) and secondary students (aged 16 and over) NSW Apprentices and trainees. Tertiary and TAFE students. Centrelink customers.
What can I do with my pensioner Concession card?
With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services. With your card you can get: cheaper medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme bulk billed doctor visits – this is up to your doctor
Is the wife of an age pensioner eligible for concessions?
Bob’s wife is eligible for concessions even though she’s not an age pensioner. Age pensioner Bob has received a Pensioner Concession Card with his wife’s name on it, even though she’s not on the Age Pension. He thinks it’s a mistake.
Do you need a concession card for health care?
A concession card to get cheaper health care, medicines and some discounts if you get certain payments from us. You can get a Pensioner Concession Card if you get certain payments from us. You don’t need to apply for a Pensioner Concession Card.
How old does my partner have to be to get a concession card?
My partner is 63 and not working, and he doesn’t receive any payment from Centrelink and his name appears on my pension card. Is he eligible for any concessions – such a pharmacy and medical – or does he have to wait until he is pension age as well?