Impact of possible rise in NZ Super eligibility from 65 to 67

Brendon Mills made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: Brendon Mills

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I was wondering if there has been any studies done on the possible negative impact that the lifting of the age of eligibility of NZ Super from 65 to 67 have on those who are between 60 and 66 and are on low incomes with limited or no retirement savings, with disabilities, unemployed or underemployed, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Brendon Mills

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Tçnâ koe Brendon Mills,

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