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The Carbon Tax: What’s in it for pensioners

If the treasury modelling is correct, and prices rise by 0.7 percent, with a supplement of 1.7 percent you should have an extra three or four dollars in your pocket each week, starting July 2012. nBut there is one reason why this may not happen.

Carbon Tax

The Carbon Tax: What’s in it for aged care residents

Australian recipients of an Age Pension or Disability Support Pension who reside in an aged care facility will receive assistance in two ways. Firstly, a separate Clean Energy Advance will be paid to pensioners. This will amount to $250 for a single pensioner or $190 for each eligible member of a couple. It is estimated that 50 per cent of this lump sum will be paid directly to the aged care provider, with the remainder going to the individual.

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