18.104.22.168 Supplementary assistance for Age recipients
Age recipients MAY also qualify for the following assistance, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:
- pension supplement
- energy supplement
- rent assistance
- crisis payment
- remote area allowance, and
- pensioner concession card.
Various forms of proof may be required.
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.12.1 Pension supplement - qualification & payability, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.1 RA - Qualification & Payability, 3.7.4 CrP - qualification & payability, 3.8.8 RAA - Qualification & Payability, 3.9.2 PCC - Qualification Provisions
DVA disability or service pension
If a recipient appears to be eligible for a disability or service pension from DVA, they should be advised that they may be financially better off applying to DVA.
Explanation: They MAY be entitled to more benefits from DVA.