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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4557

Mr Fitzpatrick (DARLING, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

As a result of the recent amendment to the Superannuation Act, what was the number of (a) age, invalid and widow pensioners in the Commonwealth whose pensions were reduced as a result of the superannuation increases, (b) cases where his Department cancelled the medical benefits entitlements and (c) pensioners whose pensions were cancelled.

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

Precise figures are not available but it is estimated that the effect of the recent increases provided under the Superannuation Act and the Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act in each of the categories mentioned, was as follows: (a) 9,100, (b) 1,100, (c) 1,200.

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