From 1 July 2010, eligibility for the Energy Rebate was expanded to include all customers who hold Health Care Cards. This is great news for families with children on the Autism Spectrum. (If you have a diagnosis for Autism and do not have a Health Care Card yet … I recommend you contact Centrelink)
How will the Energy Rebate be paid?
Payments will be made as instalments on each electricity bill, in the same way as the former Pensioner Energy Rebate. The exact amount of the Rebate paid on each bill will depend on the number of days in each billing period. For 2010/11 the total rebate amount will be paid over the full year by applying the rebate at the rate of $145/365 per day.
Can I apply for a rebate for my gas bill?
The Energy Rebate, like the former Pensioner Energy Rebate, is intended to assist eligible customers with all their household energy costs – electricity and gas. The Rebate is distributed to eligible customers through their electricity bills.
How do I obtain the rebate?
If you think you are eligible for the rebate or would like to ask some more questions, contact your electricity supplier or your local electricity distributor. Contact phone numbers can be found on your electricity bill.
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