Some good news for clients who lost access to the Pensioner Concession Card last December as the government has now announced that those affected will be automatically granted this card once again.
Last December, many clients lost access to Age Pension due to the lowering of the asset test threshold. At the same time they lost access to the Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), but were granted the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
The government has now announced that those affected will be automatically granted the Pensioner Concession Card again.
This is a welcome change as it provides recipients with access to the Energy Supplement, subsidised hearing services, plus a range of other state based concessions and incentives that are not currently available to holders of the Seniors Health Card.