Tuesday’s budget may very well include cuts to welfare payments received by pensioners.
The proposed changes included cutting the number of weeks someone receiving welfare could travel overseas by more than half. This means that disability support pensioners who wish to travel overseas for more than six weeks in a one-year period will lose $755.50 per fortnight.
Age pensioners will not have their Age Pensions cut, but they will lose the Pension Supplement, which covers telephone, mobility and utilities allowances, which can be worth up to $160 per quarter.
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will also lose their Seniors Supplement.
Look out for the latest budget news in your inbox, or check back to the YOURLifeChoices website next Wednesday to find out how the budget will affect you.
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