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Monday, 19 March 2018
Page: 1507


Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister for Jobs and Innovation) (19:44): Thank you for the question. I am advised that approximately 7,750 wife pension recipients will be transferred to another payment or no longer eligible. In terms of a breakdown, 2,250 recipients will be automatically transferred to the age pension, 2,400 recipients will be automatically transferred to the carer payment, 2,900 recipients will be automatically transferred to the new jobseeker payment at the same rate of payment and up to 200 wife pension recipients living overseas will no longer be eligible for any Australian government payment, as I've just addressed in responding to Senator Pratt's question.