Health Card Benefits

There many benefits to accessing the Commonwealth seniors Health Card. Learn the benefits here, then go check your eligibility.

Top Five Benefits of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card:

  1. Cheaper Prescription Medicine and other benefits under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including bulk billed doctors visits and bigger refunds on medical costs when you reach the Medicare Safety Net

  2. FREE or lower rates on healthcare expenses. This can include ambulance, eye checkups, hearing and dental care

  3. Discount on water and property rates. For example in WA, CSHC holders may be entitled to receive up to 50% rebate on water service charges.

  4. Discounts on electricity and gas bills. Card holders can apply for Seniors Energy Rebates in different states to help cover electricity costs and gas rebates are also available.

  5. Discount on transport and recreational activities. Card holders are often eligible to receive metropolitan and regional travel discounts.  Recreational centres parks, and movie theatres all over Australia offer discounts to holders of the CSHC.


Why use Retirement Essentials Eligibility calculator?

Australian seniors who use the Retirement Essentials Eligibility calculator enjoy some real benefits:

Free and easy-to-use online tool

With helpful tips so that you answer the questions with confidence

Instant pension eligibility results

Know what you are entitled to today

Free personalized eligibility report emailed

To understand the calculation and what to do next

Easy to follow guide on how to apply

Everything you need to know when you visit Centrelink so you only have to visit once

Further support just a phone call away

No hanging on for hours and you get a straight answer

Interested in applying for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?

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