The Department of Social Services helps to support seniors through the development of programs and services and benefits and payments, and through grants and funding for organisations providing services for seniors.

The Department also helps to support Australians' mental health.

These pages provide an overview of the Government’s policy relating to support for seniors.

For further information on social security payments, such as the Age Pension, please visit the Department of Human Services’ website.

To apply for a grant or for funding for an organisation providing services for seniors, please visit the Community Grants Hub website.

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