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WA Seniors urged to sign up for rebate before 31 May

WA Seniors Card members are now eligible for a Cost of Living Rebate. However, card members must register by 31 May 2023 to receive the payment.

Seniors and Ageing Minister, Don Punch, says, “If you aren’t registered, you won’t receive the payment, so I encourage everyone with a Seniors Card to make sure they are registered before 31 May so they don’t miss out.

The annual Cost of Living Rebate is a State Government initiative available to WA Seniors Card members to assist with cost of living pressures.

WA Seniors Card members must register by 31 May 2023 to receive this year’s payment, which will be made in late July. Previously registered members do not need to reapply unless their bank details have changed.

In addition to the Cost of Living Rebate, WA Seniors Card members continue to have access to some of the most valuable range of State Government concessions and rebates in Australia, including free off-peak public transport, concessions on local government rates and water service charges, and the $400 Safety and Security rebate.

As part of the McGowan Government’s $715 million cost of living package delivered in the 2023-24 State Budget, expenditure on Senior’s Cost of Living Rebate payments will be increased by $15.6 million over the next four years.

To access the online Cost of Living Rebate application form, please visit the Senior’s Card website: https://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au/forms-guides/. Hard copies of the application can be requested from the WA Seniors Card Centre.

Current card holders can check if they are already registered to receive this year’s payment by visiting the Seniors Card website, or by contacting the WA Seniors Card Centre on 1800 671 233 or info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au.

The Cost of Living Rebate payments are due to increase over the next four years, outlined in the 2023-24 State Budget