THE TWO SCHEMES

Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.

 

NT CONCESSION SCHEME

A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.

NT SENIORS RECOGNITION SCHEME

Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

About the new schemes

The Northern Territory Government has reformed the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme, to make it fairer, more accessible, and sustainable.

The old scheme was outdated, unfair and open to fraud, which is unacceptable.

Some members were receiving much higher concessions than others, and many senior Territorians living in remote communities were unable to access the scheme at all. We needed to improve the accessibility and administrative arrangements for concessions, to make it fair for all members of the scheme, present and future.

Eligibility

Senior Territorians who will be 65 years or older this year, may be eligible for both schemes.

Residency requirements

To be eligible for both schemes members must an Australian Citizen or permanent resident and be a Northern Territory resident.

Existing scheme members

More than 24 000 Territorians are currently members of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme. These members will transition to the new NTCS and may be eligible to join the NTSRS.

Grandfathering

Members of the existing scheme who joined before 8 November, 2017 will be grandfathered into the new NT Concession Scheme (NTCS).

Annual confirmation

Members of the NT Concession Scheme (NTCS) and NT Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS) are required to confirm their details each year.

 

NT Concessions Scheme

NT Seniors Recognition Scheme

NT Concession Scheme and NT Senior Recognition Scheme