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Cabinet approves increases to gov't pensioners

Published: Wednesday December 18, 2013 | 5:42 pm Comments 0

Cabinet has approved an increase in payments to government pensioners.

Minister with responsibility for information, Senator Sandrea Falconer announced at today’s post-Cabinet press briefing that the increase will range from $1,280 to $2,650.

Senator Falconer further said payments made to widows and widowers will go up to $1,620 per month, while dependents will receive $1,759 monthly.

She noted that $500 million has been approved to cover the increases.

The adjustments in the payments to government pensioners took effect on July 1, 2013.

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