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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4558


Mr Webb asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

(1)   How many persons of pensionable age (a) receive a part pension and (b) do not receive a pension.

(2)   What would be the cost of providing a full pension for (a) all men over the age of 63 and all women over the age of 60 and (b) all men over the age of 70 and all women over the age of 65.


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

(1)   lt is estimated that .of the total number of persons qualified by residence for an age pension, about 190,000 receive a part pension and about 440.000 do not receive a pension.

(2)   lt is estimated that the additional annual cost of providing a full age pension to residential^ qualified persons in each of the categories mentioned would bc of the order of -

(a)   S440m.

(b)   $22()m.







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