Member for Page, Kevin Hogan MP said pensioners in Page are $51.80 per fortnight better off for singles and $78 per fortnight for couples since the Coalition Government was elected following a further rise in the age pension last Friday.
Kevin Hogan said today: “Age pensioners deserve our support and once again the age pension has gone up under the Coalition Government. The latest indexing of the age pension will give single age pensioners in Page a $5.90 boost to their fortnightly payments or $153.40 a year while couples will receive an extra $8.80 a fortnight or $228.80 a year.
“These increases will see the maximum age pension rise to $860.20 a fortnight for single pensioners and $1,296.80 for couples.
The Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment Partnered, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance and Sickness Allowance will also increase as a result of Friday’s indexation.