An estimated 285,000 self-funded retirees who do not qualify for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC), or are not required to submit a tax return, will not receive any compensation. Is this fair?
YOURLifeChoices has received many questions from concerned self-funded retirees, who, contrary to popular belief, are not enjoying the high life with hundreds of thousands of dollars at their disposal. The reality is that many self-funded retirees are only just making ends meet and the financial impact of the carbon tax could.
We have asked Centrelink for clarification about who can address the concerns of self-funded retirees but, as the carbon tax is not yet legislated, it is unable to provide an answer. A team has been set up to handle enquiries on behalf of the Department for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and we have asked it to clarify if any arrangements are to be made for those self-funded retirees who, at present, do not seem to qualify for any assistance.
Watch this space.
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