Promised $800 pensioner bonus delivered to less than 1 per cent of seniors

Original article by Samantha Maiden
The New Daily – Page: Online : 10-Sep-19

Newspaper reports in June suggested that one million pensioners would receive a $800 cash bonus under the federal government’s changes to deeming rates. However, Social Security documents released under freedom of information laws indicate that single pensioners will get an average payment of just $249, while couples will receive an average payment of just $156. The documents indicate less than one per cent of the one million pensioners who benefit from the deeming rate changes will receive the full $800.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES