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Families living in poverty dealt blow as Winter Energy Payment ends today, costing some $60 a week

Families living in poverty will be dealt another financial blow as the Winter Energy Payment comes to an end today.

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The payment for those on superannuation and benefits doubled this year due Covid-19’s economic hit. Source: Breakfast

The payment, for those on superannuation and benefits, was doubled in May to soften the economic hit of Covid-19.

Around 850,000 people were expected to receive the payments, according to the Government, which rose to $1400 for couples and $900 for single people without children.

Child Poverty Action Group says the income drop is particularly sharp, with some set to lose more than $60 per week.