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Look on the bright side. You're in Thailand and not Melbourne.

OP, your pension is not nothing, and you will receive that. It's the $25 a fortnight that your bitching about, well why should you get it, you are not in the country, , you are not spending anything i

The pension did not increase because inflation was actually negative in Aust. Pension increases are linked to CPI increases - but payments were held not reduced (of course). There is no $25

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Not for long having a ME Visa means having to go back because they closed the borders and didn't think of an alternative like going to the local office for the 90 day stamp .

Already used a 60 day extension and they wont give me another .

Looks like i will have to go somewhere until i can get a flight out , certainly cant afford the commercial airlines wanting over 40,000 baht for a seat in economy . 

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13 minutes ago, Laza 45 said:

You get one of the best pensions in the world.. you should be able to live on it quite comfortably here.. 

I hope to - but right now I am here in Aus. 

People here on the dole have been getting more money than those on the pension.

Basically the dole was doubled and pensioners got a once-off $750 payment.

 

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22 minutes ago, Laza 45 said:

You get one of the best pensions in the world.. you should be able to live on it quite comfortably here.. 

Not that sure,

but leaving comfortably here, yes.

Of course "comfortably" is a relative concept.

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

I'm a long way off getting any pension,  so how much would I get on the dole if I were living there as a single   ?   thx

It went up to $1100 per fortnight including Jobseeker but that's reducing to $800 this month and then back to normal after that. Not sure if you get extra for rent assistance etc. Jobkeeper was more than that at $1500 if you had a job you can't do. That is reducing to $1200. 

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