Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
Shadow Minister for Social Services
Shadow Minister for the NDIS
Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Homelessness
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Pensions Continue to Rise Under Coalition Government

Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, today paid a special visit to residents at Cherry Tree Grove Retirement Village in Croydon.

Minister Andrews joined Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, to announce that more than 3.7 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments this month.

Up to $11.50 extra a fortnight will go into the accounts of single age pensioners, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a fortnight.

The increase is the second rise in the pension this year, and puts paid to Labor’s misleading campaign relating to pensions.

Pensions will continue to rise in March and September every year under the Coalition Government.

Following the announcement, Michael and the Minister joined about 100 residents for morning tea.

Full details of all rates and thresholds indexed on 20 September can be found at http://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/benefits-payments/indexation-rates-september-2014