T: 13 2300
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
|The Age Pension is the main income support payment for people who have reached the Age Pension age:
T: 1800 200 422
|My Aged Care is a referral and information system for anyone aged 65 years and older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people).
This is not the Age Pension available from Centrelink.
This is where you or your family go to begin the process of seeking appropriate services, equipment, and specialist aged care assessments of your needs that will assist in keeping you or your aging family member at home and independent for as long as possible. It is also the point at which you can request an in-home assessment for possible nursing home placement or what other supported residential options exist and including access to planned respite stay for the ageing person.
You can still seek out your family GP after accessing My Aged Care as well.
Once your register, it is important you keep the reference number you receive handy at all times to make further enquiries.