Renew Health Care Cards online

PEOPLE with Low Income Health Care Cards can now renew their cards online.

Human Services Minister Kim Carr said the new renewal system would remove another obstacle to low-income earners delaying health care because their cards had expired.

"Our new measure is designed to address concerns about squeezing everything into 28 days - the renewal process, tailoring the card with personal details and sending the new card out to the card holder," Senator Carr said.

For people with a Low Income Health Care Card, the department requires a "snapshot", 28 days before expiry, of the card holder's income to confirm they are still eligible.

By introducing the option of providing this snapshot online, the traditional delays associated with physically posting a claim form to Centrelink can be avoided, Senator Carr said.

Income details that are already held are displayed in the online renewal for cardholders to check.

For further information or to renew your Low Income Health Care Card online, visit

Topics:  centrelink

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