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Source: State of Tasmania Government

2 May 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

The health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is the Government’s number one priority as we face the challenges of COVID-19 together.

We understand that the pandemic has raised concerns for everyone, but especially for older Tasmanians, who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.

To correspond with our State’s response and minimise the risk to older Tasmanians, we have reviewed this year’s Seniors Card application process.

The Seniors Card provides business and government discounts to older Tasmanians to augment their spending power and encourage active engagement in the community.

Traditionally applicants have applied for a Seniors Card by visiting a Service Tasmania shopfront to source and submit forms, and this will continue to be an option.

However, applicants will now also have the option of requesting that an application form be emailed or posted directly to their preferred address.

Potential Card holders will need to complete the application and attach copies of three pieces of evidence, including a photo image (such as from a driver’s licence or passport) to their form and return it to the Seniors Card office for processing.

The next edition of the Seniors Card Directory has been delayed and this will allow the time needed to engage with businesses and develop a new Directory.

As a Government, we are overwhelmingly thankful for how responsible Tasmanians have been in responding to this pandemic and are working hard to ensure that people still have access to important support and services.

For more information go to https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/programs-and-services/seniors_card

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