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5.11 Seniors Supplement (SSup)




Note: Seniors Supplement was paid from 20 Septemer 2009 to 20 June 2015.  The following information is provided for historical purposes only.

The purpose of seniors supplement (SSup) was to assist self-funded retirees with costs such as energy, rates, water and sewerage expenses and motor vehicle registration.

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Seniors supplement was paid to Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) and eligible Gold Card holders until it ceased on 26 June 2015. It was paid quarterly and commenced on 20 September 2009, replacing the seniors concession allowance and telephone allowance.



Self-funded retirees are people of pension age, who are no longer in the workforce, and do not receive an income support payment.