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"A GENEROUS GRANT"

INCREASE IN AGE BENEFIT CITY MISSIONER'S COMMENT "The increase in the age benefit is a very definite step forward on the Government's part," said the Rev. Jasper Calder, Auckland City Missioner, this morning. Mr. Calder, who described the poor living conditions under which many.old people existed to-day, said the main problem was that of housing. This was more serious than the food problem and even where old people were able to obtain rooms they were charged exorbitant rents. "The cost of living is going up all the time and the increase in the benefit is what might be called a bookkeeper's balance," he said. "It is quite a generous grant and one that will no doubt be reviewed from years to year'in the event of further 1 increases becoming necessary."

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"A GENEROUS GRANT", Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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"A GENEROUS GRANT" Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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