My Husband is 66. I am 65. He stopped work and I still work. If he gets a small Pension and a Concession Card, do I also get a card? How do you qualify for a card?
Jenny in Sunshine Coast, Qld
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Thank you for your inquiry regarding your eligibility for a concession card.
I have assumed you are referring the Age Pension in your question and that you are not yet entitled to any income support due to your work income and qualifying age but your husband does and you meet the assets & income threshold tests. As a guide to the age and dates for eligibility:
As a quick recap:
Pensioner concession card are automatically issued to: All Centrelink pensioners and DVA service pensioners, and war widows who receive an income support supplement.
Whilst I don’t believe you are entitled to a Pensioner Concession card ( PCC) you are possibly eligible to apply for a Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go as you live in Queensland. To be eligible you must mee the Residency requirements as listed below
1. be a permanent resident of Queensland.
2. live in Queensland for at least 6 months of the year and your home address must be shown on your driver licence, or be registered as your home address with (at least) 1 of the following:
- Electoral Commission of Queensland
- Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Plus be 65 years or older and working less than 35 hours a week in paid employment.
You can apply by:
1. phoning 13 74 68
2. online here
3. Or By post to
Smart Service Queensland
Reply Paid 10817
Brisbane Adelaide Street QLD 4000
You can print the application form here: Seniors Card application (PDF, 222KB)
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