More than 300,000 Western Australian seniors will receive extra cash in their bank account from today from the Cost of Living Rebate.
This year, WA Seniors Card holders will share in more than $22 million worth of payments, with singles and couples to receive $85.35 and $128 respectively.
Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said WA was the only State that provided a cash payment to help support all seniors card holders.
The Cost of Living Rebate is automatically deposited into registered bank accounts, with all payments expected to reach cardholders by 1 August 2016.
The WA Seniors Card also provides seniors with more than $1,000 in concessions throughout the year, including rebates across a wide range of State Government services from public transport to the cost of vehicle registration and entry to museums, galleries and national parks.
“Western Australian seniors have access to the most generous suite of concessions in Australia and I urge seniors to maximise the use of their WA Seniors Card by taking advantage of these benefits,” the Minister said.
New WA cardholders must apply for the rebate on or before 31 May each year.
For more information, phone the WA Seniors Card Centre on (08) 6551 8800 (metro) or 1800 671 233 (country free call) or see http://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au.