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Retirees to get $200 power bill rebate

Self-funded retirees in NSW will be able to get $200 off their power bills as part of a pre-election sweetener from the state government.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday said about 130,000 people 65 or older who hold a seniors' health card can apply for the annual rebate from July.

"We understand that energy costs are putting pressure on those with fixed incomes and this new policy will ensure that self-funded retirees receive the support they deserve," she said in a statement.

Pensioners and veterans already benefit from other government refunds including the $285 low income household rebate, but this new program will support self-funded retirees for the first time.

"This new program will ensure seniors across NSW who have worked hard for their retirement will have much-needed hip-pocket relief now too," Ageing Minister Tanya Davies said in a statement.

Do you think self-funded retirees need this energy relief? Should other states adopt this plan? Is this just a cynical ploy for votes?

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The elderly pensioners should be getting this rebate, not the well to do SFR.

Glady's parents must be SFR?

Regan how do you arrive at me Being a SFR well to do person I am on an income Of 30000 per year and dont get any of the pensioner rebates.

You are like many on social media that think SFR are wealthy yes some are but there are a lot like me who are only a bit better than the pension so please dont make statements that you obviously know little about.

If the shoe was on the other foot and the pensioner became a SFR they would think differently if they were just over the limit and got no concessions....the old story "I am all right Jack so bugger you"!

Come on guys, I'm not picking on you. Not picking on anybody at all but it is true to say the majority of SFRs are very well off people (excluding you of course).

I went on a long holiday last year to Hawaii and a few other places and everywhere we went we met up with SFRs who boasted how they used their franking credit refunds for holidays. Obviously, these people are not in the needy category. No offence meant to you two.

I'm not a pensioner btw.

Do some research before you post Dribble Reagan, Pensioners already get a rebate for power.

dumb comment as usual from Reagan

Elderly pensioners already get the rebate

Elderly SFR's  many of whom earn less than the OAP as well as those earning modest incomes deserve the same 

Listen Poo bear, how am I to know about pensioners’ power discounts, I don’t get one and unlike you dingbat, I haven’t got a lot of time on my hands to research?

The only thing I ever “dribbled” on was my motley old bear when I was a year old, but I see you're still "dribbling"all down your poo bear costume. 

 

Elderly pensioners already get the rebate

Glad to see you're getting the rebate Loathesome, that's why I pay my taxes, to help out Old Geezers like you, LOL


It annoyes me emencly that people out there think that self funded retiries are well to do as some call it. There may be some that are but please dont put us all in the same basket I am a self funded retirei get $30000 per year no discounts on rates electricity  medical and many other discounts that pensioners get. if you consider that rich, pensioners must be wealthy with the discounts they get.

Most people we see on social media think like you Regan which is completly wrong. If labour gets in and dose to our super and franking credits i will most probably end up on the pension where i will be finacially better off.

 

God protect us from union Bill.

It annoyes me emencly that people out there think that self funded retiries are well to do as some call it. There may be some that are but please dont put us all in the same basket I am a self funded retirei get $30000 per year no discounts on rates electricity  medical and many other discounts that pensioners get. if you consider that rich, pensioners must be wealthy with the discounts they get.

Most people we see on social media think like you Regan which is completly wrong. If labour gets in and dose to our super and franking credits i will most probably end up on the pension where i will be finacially better off.

 

God protect us from union Bill and his union mates.

It annoyes me emencly that people out there think that self funded retiries are well to do as some call it. There may be some that are but please dont put us all in the same basket I am a self funded retirei get $30000 per year no discounts on rates electricity  medical and many other discounts that pensioners get. if you consider that rich, pensioners must be wealthy with the discounts they get.

Most people we see on social media think like you Regan which is completly wrong. If labour gets in and dose to our super and franking credits i will most probably end up on the pension where i will be finacially better off.

 

God protect us from union Bill and his union mates.

It annoyes me emencly that people out there think that self funded retiries are well to do as some call it. There may be some that are but please dont put us all in the same basket I am a self funded retirei get $30000 per year no discounts on rates electricity  medical and many other discounts that pensioners get. if you consider that rich, pensioners must be wealthy with the discounts they get.

Most people we see on social media think like you Regan which is completly wrong. If labour gets in and dose to our super and franking credits i will most probably end up on the pension where i will be finacially better off.

 

God protect us from union Bill and his union mates.

It annoyes me emencly that people out there think that self funded retiries are well to do as some call it. There may be some that are but please dont put us all in the same basket I am a self funded retirei get $30000 per year no discounts on rates electricity  medical and many other discounts that pensioners get. if you consider that rich, pensioners must be wealthy with the discounts they get.

Most people we see on social media think like you Regan which is completly wrong. If labour gets in and dose to our super and franking credits i will most probably end up on the pension where i will be finacially better off.

 

God protect us from union Bill and his union mates.

You should be getting medication discounts etc, that's a federal one?

Taking franking credits from you doesn't reduse the size of your portflio though, so may not get pension still.

Sorry about the repeated post the computer did not want to cooperate

Not your fault Fair Dinkum.

It's a YLC issue where the page does not update when you submit a comment. Been going on since the weekend.

Solution users have found ... click Post Reply once and then ... click the Refresh/Reload in your own browser.

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After you press "Post Reply" press the F5 function Key.

Here in queensland, pensioners get a government reabate of approximately $78 per quarter, slight  variation according to the number of days in your billing cycle. I'm not sure if this is State or federal, looks like it could be statem !

Here in queensland, pensioners get a government reabate of approximately $78 per quarter, slight  variation according to the number of days in your billing cycle. I'm not sure if this is State or federal, looks like it could be statem !

Here in queensland, pensioners get a government reabate of approximately $78 per quarter, slight  variation according to the number of days in your billing cycle. I'm not sure if this is State or federal, looks like it could be statem !

Here in queensland, pensioners get a government reabate of approximately $78 per quarter, slight  variation according to the number of days in your billing cycle. I'm not sure if this is State or federal, looks like it could be statem !

Here in queensland, pensioners get a government reabate of approximately $78 per quarter, slight  variation according to the number of days in your billing cycle. I'm not sure if this is State or federal, looks like it could be statem !

SDorry about that, noted  you have to press F5, ---what is going o9n here?

I know someone who has $3 million dollars and numerous investment properties, yet grumbles because they feel they should get the old age pension.   Currently that person is working for the local council as a school crossing supervisor and the spouse is working.    There are those who should certainly receive a pension or supplements but there are and should be limits to income.

There should be a Universal Pension which would encourage all to work and save.

 

Where does the money come from for a Universal Age Pension? More pressure on workers since they and employers would need to contribute through an old age payroll tax.

Is that fair to young people, also bearing in mind rich and poor will receive such a pension.

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