While Centrelink payments may seem out of your control (and in the hands of the Government), there are many strategies you can put into place to take charge and bring financial power back into your hands.
Whether it's an Age Pension to help see you through your retirement, Newstart Allowance to transition you between career paths, or a Family Tax Benefit to ensure your family can make the most of life – a MyState Financial Planner can help you find your feet, and thrive (not just survive) on the payments you receive.
Is Centrelink for me?
Social security benefits from Centrelink don't carry the stigma they once did, as many Australians use them to help with self-funded retirement, access benefits or even supplement their retirement savings income.
And for those not yet in the retirement age bracket, Centrelink payments can give you the safety-net of finance you need through allowances and payments – depending on your unique lifestyle and circumstance.
What do I do next?
Step one is to find out if you're eligible, vie the Centrelink website. From there, it's important to contact a MyState Financial Planner to make sure you're setting a strategy to help you make the most of your payments.
Our friendly Financial Planners will help you structure your current spending to improve your benefits, and minimise the impact Centrelink may have on the rest of your finances.
It's important to remember, Centrelink payments are a useful safety-net that almost every Australian will need to access in their lifetime at one point or another. And with careful planning with a financial professional from our team, we can help you get the maximum benefit you're entitled to.