Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Cost of Living continues to support seniors in Western Australia

    23/07/2020 10:30 AM
     
    • WA seniors to receive Cost of Living rebate payment
    • Singles to receive $91.51 and couples to get $137.22 through the WA Seniors Card  

    More than 300,000 Western Australian seniors will receive extra cash in their bank account this month, thanks to the State Government's Cost of Living rebate.

     

    WA Seniors Card members will share in close to $25 million worth of payments, with singles receiving $91.51 and couples getting $137.22.

     

    The Cost of Living rebate was first launched in 2009 and has since provided just short of $300 million in assistance to WA seniors, with payments helping to ease the financial strain of daily living expenses. 

     

    The WA Seniors Card program provides members across the State with access to an average of $650 in total value each year and more if they also hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

     

    The WA Seniors Card program provides members with access to more than 900 business discounts, offering great savings every day and assisting seniors with the cost of living.

     

    Applying for the WA Seniors Card is free of charge and it is readily available to Australian citizens or permanent residents aged over 63, who reside in Western Australia and work fewer than 25 hours a week.

     

    Further details on eligibility, benefits and applications are available via the program's website at https://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:

     

    "The Cost of Living rebate provides vital funds directly to Western Australian seniors at a time of great need.

     

    "The cost of living impact of COVID-19 has been particularly evident for seniors, who often face the same financial commitments on reduced income.

     

    "Western Australia has an ageing population and the McGowan Government is committed to supporting our seniors.

     

    "The WA Seniors Card program is considered the most generous of its kind in Australia and it offers members a wide range of benefits to add value to everyday life."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6400