Monday September 20, 2021
National Seniors Australia says today’s increase in the aged pension should serve as a reminder for all older Australians to check on what other entitlements they are eligible for by using the brand new National Seniors Concessions Calculator.
Australia’s peak consumer organisation for seniors says (according to government figures) older Australians on the aged pension will receive:
- An extra $22.40 per fortnight for eligible couples (or $582.40 per annum)
- And for singles $14.80 per fortnight (or $384.80 per annum)
National Seniors Chief Advocate, Ian Henschke says the pension increase (the largest in three years) is also an opportunity for seniors to see how else they can save money.
“The hip pocket nerve is hurting a lot of older Australians right now,” Mr Henschke said.
“I urge all pensioners and self-funded retirees to use our Concessions Calculator to see what discounts they can get.”
Older Australians who use the Concessions Calculator can also see how they compare to other states when it comes to discounts.
“At a time when we’re all under financial pressure, the Concessions Calculator delivers,” said Mr Henschke
The calculator is part of a new National Seniors campaign to fight for Fairer Concessions.