Julia Gillard posted Sunday, 27 May 2012
From tomorrow and over the coming weeks 3.2 million Australian pensioners will receive more money in their bank accounts to help them make ends meet.
Across Australia a total of about $707 million in household assistance will be going out to pensioners before the carbon price starts on 1 July.
Full and part pensioners will receive upfront household assistance payments of $250 for singles or $380 for couples combined. These payments will be paid straight into pensioners’ bank accounts over the coming few weeks.