The Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment are all paid at the same rate. As at June 2012, there were 3,315,617 people getting a pension, comprising Age Pensioners (2,282,592), Disability Support Pensioners (827,460) and Carer Payment recipients (205,565).
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“Treasurer Hockey’s suggestion that the Age Pension age may rise has angered low-income workers and pensioners across the country,” said CPSA Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.
An employee who was sacked because he turned 65 has won his age discrimination case after lodging a complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman.