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250 4,422 Moving from DSP UP to Age Pension
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Board policies and rules.

47 403 The Dangers of Public Forums.
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39 324 Petition to GG for Double Dissolution.
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Dec 8, 2019 8:29:35 GMT 7
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Help for people struggling with problems caused by their Centrelink issues.

47 504 People in Crisis.
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No New Posts Establishing Residency In Australia/Australian Working Life Residence

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36 271 Welfare expenditure: an overview
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The place to post general related articles

620 4,066 Blue Mountains push to raise the rate of Newstart
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Dec 7, 2019 15:23:13 GMT 7
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Letters to politicians

8 65 Nick Xenaphon
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May 30, 2019 19:41:30 GMT 7
No New Posts Time To Start Writing To The Politicians

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26 106 Positions Vacant: volunteer with the AUWU
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No New Posts Freedom of information

How to get your file off of Centrelink

9 158 I finally got my FOI
by nomadic
Dec 9, 2019 13:36:33 GMT 7
No New Posts Centrelink News

Includes The Social Security Act 1991

459 2,199 Inside Infosys' complex Centrelink payments algorithm
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Dec 7, 2019 15:19:21 GMT 7
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87 1,296 Centrelink apologises over bushfire payment mix-up
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Nov 23, 2019 7:34:31 GMT 7
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Centrelink Decisions Aren't Final, There Are A Number Of Levels Of Appeal.

109 1,158 Severely vision impaired man wins two-year fight for DSP
by nomadic
Nov 23, 2019 7:30:44 GMT 7
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This organisation helps people with Centrelink

42 282 Just call Welfare Rights
by bear
Oct 1, 2018 15:59:15 GMT 7
No New Posts Lost The Pension?

Centrelink Cuts You Off.

15 95 Assets assessment when your home becomes 'uninhabitable'
by bear
Jul 21, 2019 15:20:36 GMT 7

Old Age Pension

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193 1,098 Morrison Government's pension cuts headed for Senate
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Dec 4, 2019 6:36:16 GMT 7
No New Posts Old Age Pension: portability and residency restrictions

Watch Out! You may be the next target.

76 1,087 Returning to live here and Medicare - OAP
by kimmy
Dec 2, 2019 15:31:11 GMT 7

Disability Support Pension

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47 240 National Disability Insurance Scheme
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Dec 4, 2019 5:01:09 GMT 7
No New Posts Portability And Residency

131 2,431 wanting to apply, unsure of all the steps involved.
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Dec 9, 2019 20:28:14 GMT 7
No New Posts Disability News

For discussion of disability and news concerning it.

298 1,429 Teaching your child about disability and difference
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Dec 4, 2019 10:56:37 GMT 7
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20 317 New DSP Impairment Tables
by snooks
Dec 22, 2016 12:08:33 GMT 7
No New Posts Work And The DSP

Many DSP recipients will be reassessed for work in the coming year.

127 1,007 Insurance payment
by bear
Jul 25, 2019 17:36:36 GMT 7
No New Posts Pension FAQ, Including Forms and Standard Letters

Frequently Asked Questions About Centrelink, Pensions and Forms and Letters

25 393 overseas bank account
by bear
Jul 21, 2019 20:38:50 GMT 7
No New Posts Australian Permanent Residency

And The Disability Support Pension Overseas

25 334 Law on Residency
by nomadic
Jun 28, 2018 19:22:48 GMT 7

Travel Tips

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No New Posts Living Overseas On The Pension

Helping people to enjoy living out of Australia on a fixed income.

132 2,747 Medical Cover for expats in Asia
by nomadic
Dec 6, 2019 13:36:19 GMT 7
No New Posts Travel Tips and Travel Advice

For Aussie pensioners travelling overseas on the cheap.

191 1,623 weather?
by nomadic
Dec 9, 2019 9:34:45 GMT 7
No New Posts Flying on a Budget

Yes, even us pensioners can afford international travel.

108 744 Fly for ridiculously low prices!
by nomadic
Dec 7, 2019 11:37:41 GMT 7

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