The Federal Government has confirmed that Medicare offices will close on Saturdays around the country. There has been a 60 per cent reduction in walk-ins to Medicare shopfronts on Saturdays, according to Human Services Minister Marise Payne, who says more people are making claims online or electronically.
But what about those people who do not have access to the internet? Or those who depend on others to take them out to do these sorts of errands, who often have to wait until weekends for their helpers to be available? It seems that yet again the elderly and disabled are being overlooked.
Will this decision to close Medicare offices on Saturdays adversely affect you?