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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3593


Mr Price asked the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, in writing, on 10 March 2009:

In respect of the Government’s Economic Security Strategy in 2008.

(1)   As at 10 March 2009, how many single veterans in the electorate of Chifley received the bonus one-off payment of $1400 and what was the total sum of these payments; and

(2)   As at 10 March 2009, how many veteran couples in the electorate of Chifley received the bonus one-off payment of $2100 and what was the total sum of these payments.


Mr Griffin (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   As at 10 March 2009, 595 single Veterans’ Affairs pensioners in the electorate of Chifley each received a $1,400 Economic Security Strategy (ESS) payment. The total paid to these pensioners was $833,000.

(2)   As at 10 March 2009, 240 veteran pensioner couples in the Chifley electorate received combined ESS payments of $2,100, for a total of $504,000. In addition, seven partnered Veterans’ Affairs’ pensioners received $1,050 (half of the partnered rate) because their partner was not entitled to payment.