Reduction in Disability Support when Partners

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,
I am writing to you requesting assistance , with regard to myself and my partner , living below the poverty line. We are both receiving the disability support pension , which I am sure you would know the situation we face , after both of us being single recipients , we became a couple and moved into a housing trust home together. We then found out , approximately , $245 , would be reduced , per fortnight , Each. Obviously around $490 reduced , for both of us , together. We currently receive approximately $1200 per fortnight , for both of us. I do not think you need to be a mathematician , to do the sums. Certainly very very difficult , for Any , Australian , to live at all. I do strongly insist , that this situation be listed as a priority to look at , as I do not believe Any Australian , leading into the twenty first century , should have these sort of living difficulties , at all.

Yours faithfully,
Tom Hughes

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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Dear Mr Hughes,
Thank you for your email to the Australian Public Service Commission.
The Commission does not administer disability support pension policy or
delivery and is therefore unable to assist you with related information.
We encourage you to contact the following agencies who may be able to
assist you:

* [1]Department of Social Services
* [2]National Disability Insurance Agency
* [3]Services Australia

As your email to us does not appear to be a valid freedom of information
request that we can process we are unable to process your request any
FOI Officer
Legal Services
Australian Public Service Commission
Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601
t: 02 6202 3500  w: [4]    
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Dear FOI,
Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Hughes