Who We Are
1.5 million older Australians receive the full Age Pension, however over a quarter of these are living in poverty.
They suffer substantial deprivation; going without food and heating, ignoring the need to see medical specialists and skipping medications to make ends meet. Some are mashing food to avoid the cost of visiting the dentist.
Fix Pension Poverty is a campaign by The Benevolent Society, in partnership with National Seniors, to ensure that older Australians can live their lives with dignity and wellbeing.
Help us campaign for measures to address the inadequacy of the Age Pension.