[bactttoma] Re: pension

  • From: steven taylor <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 11:56:22 +1000

Well, I wouldn't mind some of the seniors concessions that seniors get, guess 
I'll have to wait until I'm 65 years old for that, but agreed, our pension is 
the best one there is compared with other dsp's out there.


On 03/05/2010, at 10:22 AM, Franklin Brent wrote:

> 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-----
> From: bactttoma-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bactttoma-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of david
> Sent: Saturday, 1 May 2010 6:33 PM
> To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "david"
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>>>>  well i br ha! good on ya em cools
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Emma Taylor" 
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>>>> To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 5:49 PM
>>>> Subject: [bactttoma] Re: Another new member approved 
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>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> hi guys, my name is Emma Taylor and I am from Adelaide South
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>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "steven taylor" 
>>>>> <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 5:12 PM
>>>>> Subject: [bactttoma] Another new member approved 
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>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Ema.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I know who you are but others don't or may not and welcome to the
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>>>>> Steven.
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