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Concession and Seniors Recognition Schemes go Online

Aiza Mabayag
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It has never been easier for members of the Northern Territory Concessions Scheme (NTCS) and Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS) to undertake their annual renewals thanks to a new online portal.

The launch of the easy-to-use portal coincides with the opening of the annual membership renewal process for 2021.

The new digital process is fast and secure, and will replace the former paper-based form and declaration. Members can use the online portal to renew their membership by visitingwww.ntconcessions.nt.gov.au/renew

Members must renew between 1 January and 30 June each year to continue receiving concessions and payments.

Existing members are made aware of the annual renewal process via notifications and reminders by email or letter, with SMS reminders sent between January and June.

Members who are unable to complete the process online can renew their membership by visiti

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ng a Territory Families, Housing and Communities service centre, or by calling 1800 777 704 (free call).

As at 30 November 2020, there were 17,750 members on the NTCS; and 14,817 members on the NTSRS that have been issued with prepaid cards in 2020-21.

“Our seniors are extremely valuable members of our community and are one of the ways we recognise the vital role they play in our families and communities. The Territory Labor Government has allocated over $21 million to assist eligible Territorians with the cost of living this year through the Concessions Scheme,” Acting Minister for Seniors, Paul Kirby said.

“$7.5 million is allocated to the Seniors Recognition Scheme, providing eligible seniors with a $500 prepaid card every financial year, recognising the valuable contribution they make in the community. Taking the renewal process online makes the schemes even more accessible for eligible Territorians, and support is available for those who need it in person or over the phone,”Acting Minister for Seniors, Paul said.

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