Warrnambool seminars focus on pension changes

Information: Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen.

Information: Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen.

Changes to the aged pension assets test will be explained at upcoming seminars in Warrnambool.

The first two sessions will be held on Monday, December 5 from 2pm-3pm and a second from 3.30pm-4.30pm at the Archie Graham Centre in Timor Street.

More sessions will be held on Monday, December 19 at the same times.

Changes to the pension assets test come into force on January 1, 2017.

For over a year, people have been talking about the upcoming changes to the pension assets test, starting on 1 January 2017.

Department of Human Services (DHS) general manager Hank Jongen said the majority of pensioners would not be affected by the changes.

About 8 per cent of pensioners were expected to get a reduced pension rate or no pension at all, the DHS estimates.

Bookings and more information can be found at humanservices.gov.au/fis or by calling 136 357.

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