26 September 2023

Thousands of SA households to get energy aid

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An agreement between the South Australian and Federal Governments to lead around 400,000 South Australian households to be financially relieved in 2023-2024, is expected to receive up to $500 in a range of energy rebates.

According to the Department of Health Services (DHS), the two levels of government have jointly committed $254.4 million to the Energy Bill Relief Fund.

Some 82,000 small businesses are also expected to receive rebates of up to $650.

DHS said that all households receiving a South Australian government energy concession would automatically qualify for the rebate.

It said households who received Family Tax Benefit or Carer Allowance could also qualify, as well as South Australian small businesses with an annual electricity consumption threshold of 160MWh.

DHS said it encouraged anyone who thought their household might qualify for a South Australian energy concession should check SA’s concession website.

“This one-off relief will be provided on the 2023-2024 energy bills,” the Department said.

“The rebate will be paid on top of the existing South Australian Government energy concession, worth up to $263.15 per household in 2023 to 2024,” it said.

More information about the Energy Bill Relief Fund can be found at this PS News link.

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