Services Australia Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Eligibility

Eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is determined by Services Australia.

The CSHC is different to the Seniors Card issued by the Tasmanian Government.

You may be eligible for the CSHC if you:

  • have reached age pension age
  • don't qualify for a payment from Services Australia or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • provide your and your partner’s Tax File Numbers or have been granted an exemption from doing so
  • meet an income test and
  • meet residence requirements.

You must submit a claim for the CSHC. The CSHC is renewed automatically in September each year, provided you continue to meet the Australian residency and income requirements.

Digital concession cards

If you already have a concession or health care card from Services Australia, you can access a digital image of your card from the Digital Wallet on your Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. The Digital Wallet lets you present your concession or health care card using your smart device. Some concession providers may not accept digital cards and you will still need to use your physical card.

For more information:

Web: www.humanservices.gov.au/seniorshealthcard

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