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Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA)

Seniors Concession Allowance ceased on 20 September 2009. It was combined with telephone allowance and both were replaced by the seniors supplement.



Telephone Allowance was rolled into other payments and ceased to be paid on 20 September 2009.  For income support recipients, TA was rolled into the pension supplement. For CSHC and gold card holders (not receiving income support).TA was rolled into the Seniors supplement. Disability pensioners (not receiving income support) receive a veterans supplement instead of TA.



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.



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