Pensioner Chris Gates. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Pensioner Chris Gates. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Have you been forgotten this Federal Budget?

HERVEY Bay pensioner Chris Gates says the politicians have forgotten about the senior citizens in this year's Federal Budget.

The 75-year-old has been listening to the budget breakdown on the radio all day, but said he was yet to hear anything that would help pensioners.

"With this budget, it's as though they've forgotten about us," Mr Gates said.

"A lot of friends of mine hope they have enough money until they die; that's the frightening thing, that you'll live too long and run out of money.

"With budgets like this you can't see that there's anything affecting pensioners, that they're putting us on the back burner, saying we just have to cop it."

While Mr Gates believes the budget would not do much for him, Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said elderly people on the Fraser Coast would receive more support.

"The pension will continue to go up," Mr Pitt said.

"This is an additional $100 million for aged  care…and  $21 million for health care homes for people who need care at home.

"I think the entire budget is good not only for the electorate but for entire country."


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