The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated
Ex-Servicemen & Women Ltd (Incorporated in the ACT) | ACN 008 591 704 ABN 61 008 591 704
Patron-In-Chief: His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
TPI FEDERATION AUSTRALIA
“Different Conflicts – Same Sacrifice”
T 07 5570 3428 M 0400 738 139 | E [email protected] | PO Box 455, BROADBEACH, QLD 4218
DISABLED VETERANS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE
ON MEAGRE GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION
In April of this year the Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women wrote to the Prime Minister and asked that the Special Rate/Totally & Permanently Incapacitated (SR/TPI) Compensation be adjusted to reflect today’s standard of living.
The Federation is asking that the most disabled Veterans in the community be allowed to live in dignity and with some self-esteem by having the SR/TPI Compensation increased to 100% of the average weekly wage. It is currently at 43%. This has diminished over the past 65 years from 80% to 43%.This is a deplorable situation for our most affected Veterans. This explains a number of things –
- the number of Veterans who are homeless,
- the number of Veterans’ whose spouses/partners must work in order to bring in a worthwhile income for them and their children,
- the number of Veterans who cannot afford the ever increasing cost of living – especially electricity costs,
- the number of Veteran and Civilian organisations who are relied on to provide the very services that the Government should be providing, and the number of Veterans who cannot hold their heads high with the proud knowledge that they have done their country proud and that the Government will look after them.
It is most disappointing that at this time of immense fiscal wastage that the Government cannot find less than half of 1% of GDP to look after those who have already looked after them.
TPI Federation Campaign Contacts
Tony Mogridge (0429) 939 314
Pat McCabe (0417) 291 546