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Monday, 13 February 2017
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Centrelink

(Question No. 629)


Ms Templeman asked the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 24 November 2016

In (a) the electoral division of Macquarie, and (b) New South Wales, how many people who are 55 years of age and over are (i) registered with Centrelink, and (ii) eligible for Medicare.


Mr Tudge: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Centrelink Customer over 55yrs in receipt of a main income support payment (1)

Location

Customer Count(2)

Electoral Division of Macquarie

19,430

State of NSW

1,029,355

(1) Main Income Support payments (ISP) were utilised as a customer base to minimise the risk of potential over counting of customers.

(2) Numbers have been rounded.

Total Number of eligible Medicare Enrolment holders over 55yrs (3)

Location

Customer Count

Electoral Division of Macquarie

45,383

State of NSW

2,209,986

(3) Eligible Medicare enrolment includes customers who are enrolled and have a current status.