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DO YOU THINK PENSIONERS SHOULD OF HAD THERE PAYMENT INCREASED LIKE JOB KEEPER?

By lisa1963 . Created on 21 Jul, 2020
Current Affairs 77 votes | 12 Comments
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Nicola said 1 day ago
Yes, I am on DSP and studying at university also I struggle with chronic debilitating headaches and finding it hard to pay for my treatment because I am under the care of a neurologist, psychiatrist and other medical specialists. Which every visit cost $300 upward at least the least neurologist charges the medicare rate but medication is not cheap. It makes my blood boil when some of these job-seeker recipients liv...
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Mumsy said 1 day ago
Yes . I'm only young I'm my mum's career along with being a mother myself . I see her struggle daily and I'm always left with nothing as I always give it to my mum I have not a cent to my name as I help her fortnight cause no one else will . It's disgusting alot of the people I see get paid are spending it on drugs and alcohol where as there are people that actually need it to out food on th...
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Georgina said 3 days ago
I am on DSP it sucks I hate being on DSP & was managing quite well up until late last year, not sure if it's due to a change in both my hubby's & my health or what, but we have struggled financially quite a bit this year. I have a number of autoimmune diseases which require a few different medications, a couple of them are not on the PBS, this is because there is no 'cheap version', my hu...
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Njfk said 6 days ago
Absolutely - mum is a pensioner and is battling to put food on her table - not good enough for those who have worked their entire lives paying taxes and doing the right thing.
Mrs said a week ago
Pensioners received 2 x $750 = $1500 While this is not a pension increase it is money to pay for whatever the receiver deems appropriate. And we are all going to have to learn to live with less over the next 20yrs. Some in there 80s will remember this type of living from their 20s
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Marijana said a week ago
Look in this case I don’t think it had any benefit to increase wages to people already in some type of Centrelink payment , they should have left it how it was and paid for people who lost jobs and helped international workers with an amount to get by, not leave them helpless. (Heard too many sad stories)
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Paul said a week ago
I am on the aged pension, and my total income from that is about $300 or so LESS than the payments for this new payment (job seeker or Newstart) from the Fed Gov for the current covid situation...
Both the Newstart and aged pension in my opinion are in need of a major increase because the general cost of living is increasing daily. Gas, Electricity, Petrol, Food, Medical expenses as in prescriptions, t...
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Andrea said 3 weeks ago
Actually, Job Keeper has been decreased. However, I think the Aged Pension rate is totally inadequate and needs to be increased. I'll give you an example why. My Mum is currently receiving the Aged Pension, has Dementia and resides in a Nursing Home. After payment of her compulsory Daily Care Fee as deemed by Centrelink, along with her daily Accommodation Fee, she is left with the princely sum of $9 per fortn...
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Mrs said a week ago
Depends on circumstances as you so adequately show with those your Mum is experiencing. People living in their own, paid for homes, in reasonable health, are sometimes comfortable, like my Mum. (despite being in her 80's) So I sympathise very much with your situation.
Andrea said a week ago
Good on your Mum!! She's doing brilliantly well. Oh, and thank you so much for your understanding. It gets a little difficult at times. Best wishes to both you and your Mum. Cheers Andrea.