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STEP 3: Lodge Your Age Pension Application

How to Lodge Your Application

  1. Check and sign all of your completed Centrelink Age Pension forms
  2. Using the checklist we provide, collate your supporting documents
  3. Visit your local Centrelink office to lodge your Age Pension application

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Once your application is finalised our Age Pension Specialists will get you ready to lodge it with just one visit to Centrelink. Then Retirement Essentials will take over and look after the rest for you.

Getting your application approved by Centrelink still takes time but with help from our Age Pension Specialists they will keep things moving along and also respond to questions on your behalf.

Ultimately this means you don’t have the stress of dealing with Centrelink by yourself.

It really is just that simple! If you have been putting off applying for your Age Pension because you’ve heard horror stories about dealing with Centrelink then why not go ahead and try Retirement Essentials?

Get Your Centrelink Age Pension

Benefits of Retirements Essentials Service

Customers who use Retirement Essentials to apply for the Age Pension can enjoy some real benefits:

Assurance Guaranteed

Be confident that you’re getting all your Age Pension entitlements.

Professional Assistance

Feel supported and in control of your money. Age Pension Specialists are waiting to help you.

Confidence at your fingertips

Saves you time – apply from the comfort of your home and at your pace.

Straight to the point

No more confusing paperwork and questions.

Avoid Centerlink frustration

No more backwards and forwards.

What people say about us

Steve Turner
Steve Turner
01:11 08 Oct 21
They were extremely patient and answered all my questions promptly in a very high standard. I would have no issues recommending... this service to my friends and relatives. It took away all the time and pain I would have had to go through.i rate this service 5 gold starsread more
Peter Evgeniadis
Peter Evgeniadis
10:51 06 Oct 21
Retirement Essentials made applying for the aged pension easier than I anticipated. My application was approved in only 7 weeks... thanks to the advice and assistance they gave me. Retirement Essentials kept me on track helping me provide the correct information and then quickly uploading all information requested by Centrelink. I would like to thank Retirement Essentials for their professional service; the assistance they provided made the application process much less stressful.read more
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Shirley Watson
06:36 06 Oct 21
Retirement Essentials were well worth the money. They provided an excellent service and made applying for the CSHC hassle free.... Also processed our application very quickly and smoothly. Would highly recommend. Many thanks REread more
Greg Ewing
Greg Ewing
15:31 29 Sep 21
Don't hesitate. RE saved me so much time and I came out with a pension far beyond what I ever expected. The receptionists are so... helpful and courteous and the backroom staff who work so hard on your behalf are responsive and will email you back within 48 hours. I had reasonsbly complex investments and my younger wife got made redundant in the latter stages of my application so I was envisioning further delays, but I cannot recommend Retirement Essentials more highly. Everything approved within 9 weeks of RE uploading the many documents required and fully back-paid to that upload date.read more
Andreja Skubic
Andreja Skubic
12:02 29 Sep 21
The whole process of applying and having my age pension approved took just one week. I didn't have to go anywhere, it was all... done on my computer. Thank you Retirement Essentials.read more
Paula Groves
Paula Groves
04:24 16 Sep 21
We used Retirement Essentials to set up my father's pension for Centrelink and we could not have been more impressed!! All... emails were answered swiftly, and any information they required was explained to us using easy to understand language! Not one visit to Centrelink, not one queue, not one wait to be told that you needed to come back with something else - that normally happens when dealing with Centrelink. Absolutely worth every cent! Highly recommended!read more
Lance Wheeldon
Lance Wheeldon
07:27 05 Sep 21
WE were very happy with the great help and guidance that Retirement Essentials offered us in obtaining the part pension. Thankyou.
Chris Tyler
Chris Tyler
06:55 19 Jul 21
I was in two minds whether or not I needed this service, but I decided to try it. The application process unexpectedly took 7... months of Centerlink confusion and incessant requests for documents. The team here were fantastic: organised, responsive and efficient, far more so than me. At times I called and immediately was able to speak to somebody familiar with my situation and get sensible feedback. 10/10 from me, and service awards should go to Freddy and Ana, both just awesome. Thanks so muchread more
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Kevin Glenton
00:04 19 Jul 21
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Judith Rappell
Judith Rappell
04:16 05 Jul 21
I was unsure of the process and requirements - Retirement Essentials were amazing. Very knowledgeable regarding each of my... questions, very professional and efficient in lodging or following up on my behalf - I have recommended their services to my friends who have also benefited. Well done and thank you to the hard working staff at retirement Essentials!read more
Deborah Evans
Deborah Evans
05:18 04 Jul 21
Retirement Essentials made applying for the aged pension easy! I was also amazed how quickly approval came through. I would... definitely recommend their service.read more
yfarah7
yfarah7
16:05 31 May 21
I am pleased to have used Retirement Essentials to apply for my Age Pension. They saved me the hassle and inconvenience of the... process. They were always available to answer my queries. Their Age Pension customized online forms are easy to fill. The whole thing went smooth and I got approval in a record short time. I would recommend Retirement Essentials to assist with the process. Also having all details accurate plus the required supporting documents will definitely help.read more
Ian Fitzgerald
Ian Fitzgerald
02:43 25 May 21
Hi, with the assistance of Retirement Essentials I completed and had lodged a claim for the age pension. All emails were promptly... answered and the entire process was smooth and easy to complete. In under 3 weeks from lodging the application it was approved and for the amount previously calculated by Retirement Essentials. Very happy with cost and level of service provided and thoroughly recommend their services.read more
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Geoff Beadnall
03:48 06 May 21
Great response got my pension through in 9 days I was super surprised!!! It's worth the effort to get ALL the information... requested to Retirement Essentials and ensure it's accurate!! Thanks very much Geoffread more
Heather Brown
Heather Brown
07:06 01 May 21
Retirement Essentials we're a tremendous help to us getting our Age Pension. They were thorough in all aspects of the... requirements from Centrelink and made that process so much easier than going it alone, I highly recommend them, they were very helpful and kept us up to date every step of the way.read more
Jennifer Conn
Jennifer Conn
23:18 13 Apr 21
My thanks and appreciation to Retirement Essentials team, in particular Ryley, for an amazing fuss-free aged pension application... done on my behalf. They were professional, responsive and addressed all my concerns in a personal and swift manner. I am definitely recommending my friends to Retirement Essentials.read more
Jim Ahon
Jim Ahon
08:04 06 Apr 21
As the COVID Pandemic unfolded last year, my pension application on retirement from self employment was complicated due to the... delayed sale of my small business. It was such a blessing that I came across the Retirement Essentials website! I could never have managed the complexity of the process of all the forms, let alone the inconceivable nature of some of the "glitches" in communications from Centrelink, without the assistance from RE. My frustrations and anxiety during this lengthy and at times maddening process, were always acknowledged by the RE team and a commitment given about the action they would take. My queries and concerns were always attended to promptly. I had confidence that I was receiving considered and professional advice. I was at all times reassured by the professional yet personable, caring and considerate manner of all the RE staff. Even the language of their emails indicated some good "old fashioned" manners and human values. It was a long drawn out process but eventually my Pension Application was assessed correctly! A big shout out to Julia and Freddy as I don't know where I would have been without you. Thank you to you both and to Retirement Essentials.read more
Diana Nason
Diana Nason
00:16 15 Mar 21
Retirement Essentials take all the worry and hassle out of applying for the pension. The staff are patient , diligent and... understanding of individual needs. I recommend Retirement Essentials as they made my transition easy. As I am still working a few days I have chosen to enlist their ongoing professional help to ensure that I continue to receive the correct payments and enjoy a stress free life. I can opt out at any time.read more
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Matt Ellis
08:40 10 Mar 21
I was recommended Retirement Essentials by someone who had a good experience with them. I liked the idea that I wouldn't have to... deal with Centrelink direct and signed up with them. I found them very easy to deal with and quick to react. From the time they submitted the application to approval was just under 4 weeks and we had foreign pensions in the equation! There were a couple of hiccups along the way, but all in all highly recommended!read more
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11:19 25 Feb 21
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Woody deJong
Woody deJong
04:43 22 Feb 21
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Paul MacGillivary
Paul MacGillivary
05:05 30 Jan 21
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Christine Ducker
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10:00 29 Jan 21
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03:20 29 Jan 21
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Steve Gration
05:11 31 Dec 20
When confronted with the Government administrative maze that I encountered while attempting to apply for the Aged Pension, my... luck changed when I found the Retirement Essentials website. The RE dashboard calculator was easy to navigate and understand and their modest fee to assist and guide me in my Pension application was worth every 'penny'. The success in attaining my Aged Pension swiftly and without stress was due in no small measure to the skilled and courteous RE staff. Without Retirement Essentials' assistance, I fear I might still be caught in the Government's administrative maze and still not receiving the Aged Pension to which I am entitled.read more
Robin Bower
Robin Bower
04:42 08 Dec 20
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Hamilton Smith
Hamilton Smith
21:17 13 Nov 20
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Julian Alcorso
Julian Alcorso
06:27 03 Nov 20
Simply excellent! They navigated the minefield that is Centrelink, having me qualify for and being granted the aged pension. The... whole process was quick and painless and an excellent investment. I cannot recommend them highly enough.read more
qais shakarchi
qais shakarchi
01:50 18 Sep 20
Good service
s haider
s haider
09:05 16 Sep 20
my poor health delayed (six month)to submit, now Retirement Essential is guided to submitting on line under their supervision as... my nominee.read more
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Jessica Dale
10:05 15 Sep 20
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Sue Greenwood
Sue Greenwood
04:52 15 Sep 20
i would highly recomend using this business helped in so many ways which in my case was difficult would recomend spending the... extra moneyread more
graham behrendorff
graham behrendorff
01:47 09 Sep 20
We needed to apply for a Commonwealth Seniors Healthcare Card. Because of the Convid-19 restrictions our local Centrelink office... was not available to attend physically, instead a representative at the Centrelink Office gave us a phone number to ring and referred us to their website to complete an application. To be quite frank the level of detail etc required to be entered on the form was quite daunting so I searched for an organisation to assist me and selected Retirement Essentials. Retirement Essentials had a much more user friendly form to fill out on-line With their assistance we were even able to negotiate provision of scanned original documents to be accepted by Centrelink The representatives of Retirement Essentials were very helpful with the whole daunting process and we were successful in receiving our Commonwealth Seniors Healthcare Card We have no hesitation in recommending Retirement Essentials to act as our agent in the matter. Their fee I considered to be very reasonable for the extensive assistance they provided negotiating the maze of bureaucratic requirements of Centrelink Graham Behrendorffread more
Carol Van Weert
Carol Van Weert
01:18 13 Aug 20
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