Age pensioners receiving the Work Bonus in tax year 2012-2013

Ria Smit made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

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From: Ria Smit

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I desire to know how many aged pensioners received the "work bonus" in 2012-2013 tax year, which allows them to earn an extra $250 p.p.p., and accumulate for later use any amount that is not used, up to $6500 per annum.

Also, what percentage of age pensioners, does this represent?

Yours faithfully,

Miss Ria Smit

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Please find attached correspondence relating to your request (4563) made
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From: Ria Smit

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,
I am replying to a message I received from lawyer Amanda McLeod. This message states that I must pay $25.50 in fees and that it must be paid by check or money order, which would be another $10.50, so a total of $36.00.
Really! $36.00 for one page of information to be downloaded from a computer? Makes me think that maybe you will send it to me gold plated and in a frame.
But all kidding aside. I am on a full Age Pension and am trying for myself and several others (in fact I think there will be thousands) to see if we can't make our circumstances a little better by getting what the Government gives to a very select few. But I don't know the "how many" of that few, and I need that to make our case. If you mean I have to sacrifice even more to try and get justice for the rest of us, then I think that you are charging the wrong person. It is not like I need this to further my career or finish my studies. I am just trying to get relief from the discrimination that we now face.
Honestly, that is why I think this fee should not be imposed on me. I am told that the information is no more than "1 page of data" and that it is "extracted" from a computer. To put that in an e.mail is really so simple and does not have extra cost, so surely you can help us fight for justice.
Yours sincerely,

Ria Smit

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Dear Ms Smit,

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your request (4563) made
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Legal Team

Strategic Information Management Legal Branch

Department of Human Services

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[2]www.humanservices.gov.au

 

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From: Ria Smit

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

Thank you for the information received today.
I will now get on with the rest of my submission.

Yours sincerely,

Ria Smit

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