'Really upset': welfare changes forced woman to volunteer as husband was dying

The Guardian - 26 days ago


Marie Jentner’s husband was dying when Centrelink gave her some more bad news: she was now a jobseeker. At 62, she had quit her job of 27 years to care for Siegfried, who had testicular cancer and couldn’t walk or look after himself. When he was moved into palliative care the following year, Jentner’s carer’s payment was cancelled and she was put on the lower Newstart allowance.