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Budget 2020 Submissions

Towards a Fairer Society for An Ageing Population

While annual budgetary processes have seen welcome increases, in recent years, to the State pension and secondary supports questions remain about whether these supports are adequate to meet people’s needs in the absence of a detailed analysis of the cost of ageing.  Age Action urges the Government to commission research on the cost of ageing to ensure that there are sufficient resources available to meet the needs of an ageing population.  

Age Action condcuted a survey of older people through our membership and stakeholders which infomred the budget choices contained in our pre-budget submissions. Our pre-budget submissions focus on areas that would build towards income adequacy and security for older people who depend on public transfers for their income and the health and wellbeing of our ageing population.