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Thursday, 17 November 1960


Mr Daly y asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice -

What is the maximum amount of income permissible for a pensioner to receive, in addition to the pension, before being declared ineligible to receive the supplementary assistance of 10s. per week?


Mr Roberton (RIVERINA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Social Services) - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows: -

A single pensioner who is in receipt of the maximum general rate pension, who pays rent, and who is entirely dependent on his pension may qualify for supplementary assistance. Each applicant is required to comply with these conditions but, in practice, 10s. a week does not exclude an otherwise qualified applicant.







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