Letters | Rethink income limits

By 17/11/2021News

Letter by Lawry Aarons, Morley courtesy of The West Australian.

Current laws allow pensioners to earn only $135 a week before their pension is affected.

Why lock in low standards of living of $450 a week maximum, before rent, if applicable, to older Australians who have no motivation to work because of this ridiculous law?

A few months work, or whenever offered, could pay for a rooftop solar system, holiday or upgraded car.

Gina Rinehart is spot on with her comments about this issue..

Even renting a room in their home for some extra spending money affects pensioners and I hear that many go and sit in the shopping centres on hot afternoons as they can’t afford to run their air-conditioners.

Lawry Aarons, Morley