[ExI] Change of thought (was Just curious, it's not natural!)
stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 09:48:27 UTC 2007
On 05/09/07, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And there is an ongoing process of changing the rules and benefits
> > constantly, just to keep the claimants on their toes.
> > BillK
> If it's anything like Australia, the fine detail of these rules is
> mostly unpublished most of the time.
The social security system in Australia is relatively simple: everyone
gets the aged pension if they pass a means test, and it's the same
amount regardless of how much or how little they have worked;
similarly with the disability pension and unemployment benefits. The
spouse does not get the partner's pension if he dies. "From each
according to his ability, to each according to his need" ;-)
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