From 1 July 2010, more than 8000 carers in Chifley will receive a $600 Carer Supplement as part of the Australian Government's Secure and Sustainable Pension Reform.
"Carers are held in high esteem for the incredible work they do. They often make enormous sacrifices and face significant challenges to care for a loved one," Mr Husic Said.
"I'm pleased to see the Federal Government recognise the hard work and dedication of thousands of carers across our electorate with this additional funding."
The annual $600 Supplement will be paid to people who receive:
- Carer Payment;
- Both Wife Pension and Carer Allowance;
- Both Department of Veterans' Affairs Partner Service Pension and Carer Allowance; and
- Department of Veterans' Affairs Carer Service pension.
2426 Carer Supplement payments will be made to Carer payment recipients; and
5629 Carer Supplement payments will be made to Carer Allowance recipients.
This means that if a person is in receipt of Carer Allowance and Carer Payment (or Wife Pension, Department of Veterans' Affairs Service Pension or Carer Service pension) they will qualify for two Carer Supplement payments, with an additional payment for each extra person they care for.
Most Carer Supplement payments will be paid between Thursday 1 July and Wednesday 14 July.
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