Improved Access to Affordable Health Care and Medications for Senior Australians

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From 1 July, an extra 50,000 older Australians will have access to more affordable health care and medications under changes to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

We will increase the singles income test threshold from $57,761 to around $90,000, and the couple’s threshold will also increase from $92,416 to $144,000.

This means more senior Australians will be able to save hundreds of dollars, including up to $428 a year for access to a monthly script for vital medicines and a refund for medical costs if you reach the Medicare Safety Net!

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