The Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) entitles those receiving government pension payments to reduced cost medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS). Other benefits, which vary according to state and local government authorities, can include reductions in property or water rates, discounts on energy bills, a telephone allowance, free or reduced fares on public transport, and even reductions on motor vehicle registrations.

However many individuals are unaware that, where they do not qualify for the age pension, they may still have access to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC), which also provides discounts on prescription medicines through the PBS.