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Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)

What is it?

A Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card entitles the holder to reduced cost medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as well as other concessions. When using services covered by Medicare, you will also need to present your Medicare Card.

Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of pension types, including income support, service pensions and social security age pensions. Benefits include reduced transport costs, prescription pharmaceuticals at a discount rate, discounted car registration and drivers licenses.

For further details download the Guide to Centrelink Concession Cards  or, for information regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Card entitlements.

Eligibility

To check your eligibility for a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card.

To check your eligibility for a Department of Veterans affairs Pensioner card.

How to apply

Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
You can apply in person at a Centrelink office. To find your nearest Centrelink office.

Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
To apply for a Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession Card use the eligibility module which provides a guide to test your eligibility and then provides directions for application procedures.

Alternatively phone Retirement Services on 13 2300 to get an application form mailed out to you.

Who runs it?

Centrelink
The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contact

Centrelink Retirement Services
Phone: 13 23 00

Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 133 254

Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card

What is it?

The holder of a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card is entitled to treatment and care of all health related conditions at the Departments expense. For more details see the Department of Veterans Affairs fact sheets.

Summary of Entitlements
The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a fact sheet ‘Concessions for Gold Card Holders ACT (SOI75)’ .

Government Concessions aim to achieve a balance in the standard of living and access to essential services for all members of the ACT community.

Who is eligible?

To check your eligibility for a Gold Card see the Department of Veterans Affairs fact sheets.

How to apply

For information on how to apply for a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card.

Who runs it?

The Department of Veterans Affairs

General Enquiries
Phone: 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (non-metropolitan areas)
Connects callers from anywhere to their capital city State office.

Dialling from Interstate
Phone: 1800 555 254
Allows callers to contact any State office via a series of voice prompts.

Local Veterans' Affairs Network (VAN) Offices
Phone: 1300 55 1918
Connects callers with their nearest VAN office.

Centrelink Health Care cards

What is it?

A Centrelink Health Care Card entitles the holder to cheaper medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), as well as other concessions. Some of the concessions may also be available to your dependants.

Government Concessions aim to achieve a balance in the standard of living and access to essential services for all members of the ACT community.

Who is eligible?

To check your eligibility.

How to apply

You can apply in person at a Centrelink office. To find your nearest Centrelink office  You can also download the guide to Centrelink Concession cards.

Alternatively you can phone the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 to get an application form mailed out to you.

Who runs it?

Centrelink

Family Assistance Office
Phone: 13 61 50

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