New income limits for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Legislation to increase the income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) has received Royal Assent. The new thresholds will be effective from 4 November 2022.

To meet the income test from 4 November 2022, you must earn no more than the following:

  • $90,000 a year if you’re single
  • $144,000 a year for couples
  • $180,000 a year for couples separated by illness, respite care or prison.

Add $639.60 to these amounts for each child in your care.

There is no assets test.

To claim online or by form.

For further information, please click the link below:


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