Centrelink/DVA Assistance

At Goldsborough, we’ll work with you to ensure you’re receiving the maximum government assistance that you are entitled to – including the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Service Pension, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC).

Our aim is to make sure it’s as simple and streamlined as possible for you to apply for and maintain your entitlements.

Having us deal with Centrelink or DVA as an intermediary can remove the stress and confusion from doing it yourself. This package is ideal for elderly clients, or those who find it difficult to access these services in person.

Some of the services we can offer include:

  • helping complete application forms
  • updating Centrelink/DVA with your investment balances at agreed timeframes
  • checking the amount of your Centrelink/DVA benefit is correct
  • corresponding, enquiring and\or instructing Centrelink/DVA on your behalf where appropriate

The fee will depend on the services you require and starts from $550 pa.

To find out more, call our offices or book an appointment with an adviser today.

Request an appointment for Centrelink/DVA Assistance

Latest insights

Whilst there is often no single cause for market volatility, there are some conditions that can lead to it. In recent times, we have seen concerns about when interest rates and inflation, the perception of a housing market bubble, and instability in global affairs affect the ability of investors to obtain a reliable picture of the future. While these kinds of stories are not new and may not have triggered the recent stock market fall, they are some of the forces at play in the current market turmoil.
The type of concession card you may be eligible for is based on your age and circumstances. A Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) is issued to pensioners, a Low Income Health Care Card (LIHCC), is issued to someone on lower income, regardless of their age, and a Commonwealth Seniors health Card (CSHC), is available to someone who is above age pension age and doesn’t qualify for any social security payment.
The last 3 years in markets have been a challenging time, first came COVID and then the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Household consumption is the primary force behind economic growth and it’s been experiencing a difficult combination of soaring mortgage rates, increased living expenses and persistent inflation. Together, these things are causing a decrease in disposable income. These strains are likely to persist for a while yet and are causing the short-term fluctuations you might be seeing in your portfolios, depending on your level of share exposure.