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Monday, 19 March 2018
Page: 1507

Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister for Jobs and Innovation) (19:46): I am advised that those transferring to the age pension and carer payment will transfer at the same rate of payment. Those transferring to the jobseeker payment will have their payment rate frozen until the jobseeker payment rate equals or exceeds it. Most wife pension recipients will receive an average of $457.10 per fortnight compared to $669.60, the maximum rate, as they receive a part rate of payment due to insufficient Australian working life residency and/or income and assets.