Vouchers and rebates for energy bills
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is encouraging Peninsula residents to take advantage of vouchers and rebates available to help with energy bills.
She said a $50 voucher was through the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance Scheme for people experiencing a short-term financial crisis.
A Senior's Energy Rebate of $200 is available for self-funded retirees who have a valid Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or Department of Veterans Affairs card.
Ms Tesch said many retirees had hikes in their energy bills because they were home more often during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"One of the most vulnerable age groups to COVID, our seniors, have been forced to stay indoors to protect their safety which has led to them using a lot more energy."
Applications for both the financial assistance schemes can be made at the Service NSW office in Railway St, Woy Woy.
Media release, 2 Sep 2020
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford