Pensioners getting a $200 million pay rise! 332



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After the adjustments to the deeming rates around the pension last week, there is some good news for those pensioners who thought they would be worse off.

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that the government would be announcing an across the board $200 million increase to pension payments this year. For the average person, this equates to about $80 per year better off. But this will only affect 700,000part-time pensioners.

This is also the first example of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s softer position after his near leadership spill last week.

This increase will also be on top of the indexed increase that is delivered twice annually.

While the government has made it’s plans to go after rorters very public, this is a good step in the right direction to regaining the faith of Australians and proving their commitment to helping those in our community.

Tell us, what are your thoughts about the increase? Do you think this is a start for the government to build a better relationship with the people? Share your thoughts in the comments below… 


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  1. This is only 700,00 people who get a part time pension and are affected by the change in deeming rates, it is only $80 per year. It does not apply to all of us

  2. I can,t believe it…$80 a year…1.50 a week! Big Deal!

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  3. Bindy is right I saw it on the news this excited at first..they trying not to burn their own base

  4. Won’t affect me when I go on the pension AND REALLY $80 a year…WOW, hope they didn’t strain themselves.

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    • They have to save somewhere to pay for Joe Hockey’s $270 a night that he claims to live in a house his wife owns. So every night he receives more than three times the pension increase.

  5. Is that so we’ll forget about the removal of the council rates concession?

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    • no it is NOT another shorten lie debunked months ago ..can we check up on rumours when we hear them instead of just passing them on ???? PLEASE PEOPLE ARE BEING TERRIFIED …

    • It actually wasn’t a lie. Rabbott has tried to push several items through the Senate, most of which will increase costs to pensioners. As well he is trying to change the way the regular pension increase is calculated which will make this increase look even more ridiculous. Thank God for the Senate.

  6. $1.50 per week! Oh wow, can’t contain my excitement! Shame it’s not for all pensioners.

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    • I am really surprised that there are two pensioners on here trying to defend the Government as if this is a gift of large proportions.

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