Veterans and war widows to receive carbon payments

MORE than 200,000 service pensioners and war widows will receive a household assistance advance payment of $250 for singles or $380 for couples combined.Veterans and war widows will receive these payments straight into their bank accounts, ahead of the carbon price introduction on July 1.In addition, more than 110,000 veterans and their families, including eligible DVA Disability pensioners and Seniors Supplement recipients, will also receive a lump sum payment of up to $380 (ranging from $30 to $380).From March next year eligible members of the veteran and defence community will receive an ongoing boost to their payments.Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon said these payments would help veterans and their families meet cost of living pressures.Already millions of Australians, including pensioners, families and students have received household assistance.For more information on household assistance to the veteran and defence community, visit www.dva.gov.au/householdassistance or call 1800 555 254.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.