Changes to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)10 Dec 2014 - 15:00
As part of the 2014-15 Budget, the Government made changes to the CSHC. From 1 January 2015, income from a superannuation account-based income stream is deemed and included in the CSHC eligibility assessment, and a CHSC holder can go overseas up to 19 weeks and retain their benefit.
On 20 September 2014, income limits for the CHSC were indexed. This is the first increase since 2001. Indexation will continue annually each September. For more information, please see the 2014-15 Budget – Changes to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) fact sheet.