Welfare increases come into effect | Englishheadline


Welfare recipients are in for a double boost today when the annual indexation increases on handouts and government cost-of-living relief come into effect.

Single pensioners will receive $32.70 a fortnight more.

Couples on the aged pension will have their fortnightly payments increased by $24.70.

Jobseeker payments will be up by $56.10.

Youth allowance and Austudy payments will increase by $40, and rent assistance for singles will rise to $184.80 a fortnight.

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