War injury payment eroded

My father receives a disability payment from Veterans Affairs for an injury received due to service in the Australian Armed Services.

The Department of Human Services are taking a large portion to pay for his aged care due to his age-induced dementia. Continue reading

Why not pay families to care?

I care for my mum who is 99 years of age. I was assessed and rejected for a carer’s payment. I only receive a carers allowance from the Government.

Yet my mum can get services from an aged care provider who charge us a fee of $95-110 for a home visit from a physio for (a visit of) under half hour, plus an administration fee of $300 to maintain my mum’s file. Continue reading