Residents asked to check their eligibility for vouchers
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has encouraged residents to check their eligibility for vouchers from the State Government's Energy Accounts Payment Assistance scheme.
Vouchers were available to households struggling to pay their energy bills because of a short-term financial crisis or emergency, she said.
"Covid-19 is putting added stress on households; between spending more time at home running up the electricity bills and people losing work, it's never been harder to make ends meet," Ms Tesch said.
"All levels of government are doing what they can to provide financial assistance or cut fees and charges during the pandemic to make it just that bit easier for households."
Customers can apply for the scheme through Service NSW, with vouchers applied directly to energy accounts to minimise upfront costs to customers.
"It can be tough to know all the support available to households, but speaking with a Cost of Living Advisor at a Service NSW Centre, or even going online to the Service NSW website, can save locals hundreds or thousands of dollars."
Further information is available at service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88.
Media release, 30 Apr 2020
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford