Hi, I am very happy to have found this forum and already read a few very interesting topics.
Wondering if I can get any info on our concerns.
We are 57 and 61 and saving up for extended traveling from 2023 to 2026, yes I know we are greedy, but we just love travelling and want in those three years travel slowly and very lowkey, backpacker, budget friendly the world. We might occasional come back to Australia to visit our children but not sure about that, as they might visit us wherever we are in the world.
However, I am concerned how things work when we come back in regards with my husbands pension. Once we are back he is 67 and has lived and worked in Australia since 1995 (except those three years we are on the road).
We own a little house but do not have much other assets and after reading Centrelinks criteria he should be eligble for the full amount of pension. BUT??? will the three years abroad have an effect on this? Will he still qualify without problems?
Has anyone ever done something similiar?
Thank you in advance for any comments.