WA government announces seniors will receive cash bonus

West Australian seniors are eligible to receive a one-off cash payment from the state government. Photo from Shutterstock.
West Australian seniors are eligible to receive a one-off cash payment from the state government. Photo from Shutterstock.

More than 315,000 West Australian seniors will receive a bonus from the state government's cost of living rebate.

Singles will be eligible to receive a one-off payment of $98.12 and couples can get $139.64.

The Cost of Living rebate was first launched in 2009 and has provided over $339 million in assistance to WA seniors, with payments helping to ease the financial strain of daily living expenses.

The WA Seniors Card program provides members across the State with access to an average of $650 in total value each year and more if seniors also hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

The program provides members with access to more than 900 business discounts, offering great savings every day and assisting seniors with the cost of living.

Applying for the WA Seniors Card is free of charge and it is readily available to Australian citizens or permanent residents aged over 64, who reside in Western Australia and work less than 25 hours a week in paid employment.

Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch said the rebateprovided vital funds directly to our seniors to help ensure they could enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

"The WA Seniors Card is the most generous of its kind in Australia and offers members a wide range of benefits to add value to everyday life," he said.

Further details on eligibility, benefits and applications are available via the program's website here.

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