para]]The average monthly participation rate in major means-tested
programs increased from 18.
It s important families are aware they may also be eligible to have 50 per cent of their child care costs covered up to $7500 by the non means-tested
Child Care Rebate.
If you are on means-tested
benefits or low income, however, you may not have to pay.
The current system is actually much more efficient than bringing in a complex means-tested
The only principle really is that there will always need to be a judicious mixture of universal and means-tested
I declared the win to the authorities at the time, but it doesn't matter as it's not means-tested
The new system will provide a flat level of support, which is greater than the amount people currently receive through the basic state pension and means-tested
benefit is now viewed by many young people - though of course not all - as though it were a pension to draw for life until a job comes along.
But a system reliant on means-tested
benefits simply does not work.
Recipients of other means-tested
state benefits, all traditionally linked to the September RPI, can look forward to similar stingy improvements - unless Mr Alistair Darling, Social Security Secretary, can deliver a change in Government policy when he announces next April's up-ratings later this month.
Established in 1980 by the Conservative Government, the scheme was put in place to assist parents with the cost of fees at independent schools on a means-tested
The enduring sense of grievance felt by people who have been careful for their whole life and find their savings means-tested
away is very strong.