LOUISE UPSTON’S RESPONSE
Our seniors contribute in so many different ways to their communities. That’s why I’m proud to be part of a National-led Government committed to giving seniors the security, wellbeing and respect they deserve.
The Government’s recent announcement of a $2 billion pay equity settlement delivered over five years, will help to ensure we have a higher paid, more skilled and engaged workforce caring for around 110,000 of New Zealand’s most vulnerable.
From July 1, this dedicated and predominantly female workforce will receive a pay rise between around 15 and 50 per cent.
On 1 April next year, NZ Super is expected to be $622 a week for a married couple.
For a married couple, NZ Super will have increased by 35 per cent since we came into office.
On top of this, seniors in the greater Taupo area may get an extra $25-$40 a week from the Accommodation Supplement from April 1, 2018, and the
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