Discount on electricity bills
Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:07 AM
This is information I would like to share with other Aussies, and for other members perhaps they can see if their governments have a similar thing.
In Australia, if you are on a concession /pension card and you have scleroderma you qualify for a 17.5% discount on your electricity bill, if you have any medical condition that sees you unable to regulate your own body temperature or breathing difficulties you automatically qualify for this concession.
This discount is only for 6 months of the year from November through April (6 months). You can send me a PM and I will give you the 800 number to call and you ask for a 'medical cooling concession' form. You then get your doctor to write in scleroderma and you are done. 17.5% is worth chasing up.
Hope this info helps towards your summer comfort and family budget.
Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:18 PM
Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:09 AM
Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:33 AM
Hi , yeah Sam, its tough if you are an 'in the middle' income earner bracket, too much to qualify but not enough to be classified as rich you just struggle along.
Jensue , just a thought here but you may have this type of thing in the UK , the reason I say this is because the government here does not advertise these discounts at all it is only by word of mouth that this news gets around, it might pay you to do a web search on UK concession discounts, or ring your electricity supplier and ask them directly .....worth a phone call , and when I rang my electricity company, yeah it was right , done ! 17.5% discount ....good luck
Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:42 AM
This offering for utility help is definitely a good thing for all who live in Australia and need assistance.
I hope that all who qualify get the help they deserve...in whatever form they can.
It's a shame more help isn't available for more folks...or maybe it just isn't that easy to locate?
Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:09 AM
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:27 PM
Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:50 AM
Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:02 PM
I rang the 1800 number, but it is not available in my area. Also I have a friend who works for the electricity company in my town (Rockhampton, Queensland) and she said they don't have that concession here....so maybe it depends what state you live in. It was worth a try anyway.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:35 PM
I only just received the form for the concession the other day, the form was sent from the Department of Human Services, maybe you could try them in Queensland (QLD).