26 September 2023

Seniors reminded of cost-of-living support

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The Department of Communities is urging Seniors Card members to ensure they are registered to receive the Cost of Living Rebate for 2023.

The annual Cost of Living Rebate is an initiative available to WA Seniors Card members to assist with cost-of-living pressures.

In a statement, the Department said WA Seniors Card members must register by 31 May to receive this year’s payment, which will be made in late July. Previously registered members did not need to reapply unless their bank details had changed.

“In addition to the rebate, WA Seniors Card holders continue to have access to some of the most valuable Government concessions and rebates in Australia, including free off-peak public transport, concessions on Local Government rates and water service charges, and the $400 Safety and Security Rebate,” the Department said.

Minister for Seniors and Ageing, Don Punch said Western Australia’s Seniors Card offered a range of valuable discounts and benefits.

“Since 2009, the Cost of Living Rebate has provided over $300 million in assistance to WA seniors,” Mr Punch said.

“If you aren’t registered, you won’t receive the payment, so I encourage everyone with a Seniors Card to make sure they are registered before 31 May so they don’t miss out.”

The Cost of Living Rebate application form can be accessed at this PS News link.

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