$250 Power Saving Bonus for concession card holders closes soon

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is encouraging eligible concession card holders across Gippsland who have not yet applied for the Victorian Government’s $250 one-off rebate payment to get their application in.

Ms Bath said she wanted to ensure those who were eligible for the rebate did not miss out, as the program was closing at the end of January.

“The Victorian Government’s $250 one-off rebate payment has not been well promoted to all eligible concession care holders, it’s important that all those who are eligible are made aware and receive their power saving bonus in the next couple of weeks,” said Ms Bath.

“The program is only available until 31 January 2022 and I encourage everyone who holds an eligible concession card to apply now.”

The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a rebate for Victorian electricity account holders who have a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or receive a Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs pension or JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy payment.

Applications can be made online by visiting www.compare.energy.vic.gov.au.

Payments are made via a cheque or electronic funds transfer into the customers designated bank account and is received usually within two to three weeks of submission.

Ms Bath said if Gippsland constituents were having difficulty navigating the online application process, they can contact her office on 5174 7066 during business to receive assistance.

“Though out the year my staff have assisted hundreds of Gippsland concession card holders access their power saving bonus – it’s a quick five minute process, but ensure you have a copy of your electricity bill and your Centrelink Concession Card on hand to help with the process.”