Carbon tax compensation confusion

It seems that a few people are still confused about the compensation payments they receive as a result of the introduction of the carbon tax.

Q. Lynn

Do we get a second carbon tax compensation advance payment in July 2013?

A. The short answer is no. The Clean Energy Advance, which was received in May/June 2012, was a one–off payment to cover the rise in costs associated with the carbon tax, over the period of 1 July 2012 to 19 March 2013. As of 20 March 2013, the Clean Energy Supplement has been paid along with regular fortnightly pension payments. You can view the current rates here.

You can also read more about the compensation under the carbon tax at The carbon tax: What’s in it for pensioners.

Written by Debbie McTaggart



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