[bactttoma] Re: pension

  • From: "Franklin Brent" <BFranklin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 10:22:50 +1000

David, 

It depends on if one is living at home or not, also it depends on what
one needs to spend money on. As Someone living as a blind person, we
have it much better than any other people living on a pension,

Brent. 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Saturday, 1 May 2010 6:33 PM
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Subject: [bactttoma] Re: pension



    okay stevne thats a fare and balance argument but as a tenager not 
working and studying its hard to budget but maybe i am just bad at it
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "steven taylor" <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 6:28 PM
Subject: [bactttoma] pension


> Hi folks.
>
> In my view yes and for a number of reasons.
>
> I keep hearing from pensioners oh it is so hard to live on my low
income 
> and it is so hard to budget.
>
> The good news is folks if you really need genuine assistance, there
are a 
> million solutions in Australia, we are lucky in this regard.
>
> Most shires have food banks and transport services to take you to
these 
> places as well.
>
> Don't knock food banks, the places are fantastic if people want my 2
cents 
> worth, and yes I have used them now and then.
>
> Another thing to consider is the pension is the top benefit you can
get.
>
> If you compared the pension rate to new start you will find even
without 
> rental assistance you get about 150 dollars extra each fortnight.
>
> Again, heaps of concessions are available on pensions everything from 
> deferred rates if you own your own home to concessions on everything
from 
> animal registration to car registration and yes, believe it or not, 
> insurance if you know where to look.
>
> Another thing to consider is the number of charities who give
assistance 
> with everything from food vouchers to vouchers they send to gas, 
> electricity, phone and water companies to help and assist pensioners
pay 
> their bills.
>
> As I say, you just need to know where to look.
>
> Start with your local churches, and no you don't have to convert to a 
> religion to get genuine assistance.
>
> As for medical appointment transport, look at your local shire, your
local 
> church, and even your local state government department may assist you

> here, this saves taxi fairs.
>
> In the specific case of blind people, compare our membership fees to
BCA 
> or VA to those others are paying.
>
> If you live in Western Australia and you are blind you pay 66 dollars
a 
> year for the Association for the Blind.
>
> Compare that price to membership you pay to Vision Australia and count

> your blessings if you live anywhere outside WA.
>
> Pensioners are now the only people who get free ambulance transport
new 
> start customers do not get this even though they have health care
cards.
>
> As for clothing, well, you don't need the top of the line labels every

> time surely not.
>
> Nothing wrong with all the second hand stuff and shops around they are

> everywhere these days.
>
> And if that's not enough, there are drop in centres, soup kitchens,
and 
> yes, chemists who give pensioner discounts on over the counter
products as 
> well although a lot of them want you to pay a membership fee first now

> days.
>
> So pensioners, swallow your pride, the assistance is truly out there,
and 
> keep off the poker machines please ok complete waste of money and I
see so 
> many pensioners spending hundreds of dollars a year on this waste.
>
>
> On 01/05/2010, at 6:03 PM, david wrote:
>
>>   hmmm heres something to think do we recieve enough money from the 
>> goverment from our pension. I only say that parents now will recieve
more 
>> they us over 18 weeks if they choose to have chilldreen your thoughts
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>>>   well i br ha! good on ya em cools
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