$75 energy supplement

If you're entitled, have you received your $75 for singles, $123 for couples, energy supplement payment from the government?

My June electricity bill was $392. I'm single & I have rheumatoid arthritis I need to have the heating on.

I'm always perplexed as to why a couple receive more money? If anything it's harder to pay your bills when your by yourself.

Has the payment helped you to pay your bill?

Firstly... I'm not ungrateful for the payment
Second... I'm in this situation, as a result of a work place bullying situation.
I've worked all my life until recently. It's not easy.
How do you manage?

Thankyou for reading, interested in your thoughts.
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    Last reply: 13th Jul 2019 / 8 replies / Post by 3lions

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George31655294

Posted by: George31655294
Posted: 25th Jun 2019

George31655294 says: My name is George and I am a Renal Dialysis Patient. The supplement was small, but it did help with my electricity payment. I have recently had solar panels installed ontop of my dwelling. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 25th Jun 2019

George31655294 says: My name is George and I am a Renal Dialysis Patient. The supplement was small, but it did help with my electricity payment. I have recently had solar panels installed ontop of my dwelling.

3lions says: Hi George,
Sorry to hear about your health problems. I'm glad it helped you & it helped me also, it's just very difficult as having Ankylosing spondylitis myself, which is an inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints, I need the heater on basically 24/7 in this cold weather, otherwise I struggle to move. Thankyou for your reply. I wish you all the best. Take care :) Reply

Pureheart

Posted by: Pureheart
Posted: 3rd Jul 2019

Pureheart says: Hi, I got my $75 and yes it did help me, if you because of health reasons need the heating on or air con. in summer, there is a place you can apply for extra funding too, medical cooling and heating electricity concession scheme, maybe you can google it, you will need a doctors certificate for it. As to why couples get more, they also use more then a single person, they get slightly less then double of what a single gets,they have a lot more costs then a single, I'm single hope this helps a bit Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 3rd Jul 2019

Pureheart says: Hi, I got my $75 and yes it did help me, if you because of health reasons need the heating on or air con. in summer, there is a place you can apply for extra funding too, medical cooling and...

3lions says: Dear Pureheart,
What a perfect username you have.
How lovely of you to let me know about this heating & cooling concession. I've had a look & found the 1300 & called them today & they are going to post me out the forms for as you said the doctor to fill in.
I'm so sincerely grateful to you for mentioning this. I had no idea there was such a thing.
I can't thankyou enough.
What a lovely, kind thoughtful person you are.
Thanks a million!
Kind regards :) Reply

Pureheart

Posted by: Pureheart
Posted: 3rd Jul 2019

3lions says: Dear Pureheart,
What a perfect username you have.
How lovely of you to let me know about this heating & cooling concession. I've had a look & found the 1300 & called them today & they are...

Pureheart says: You are very welcome, I found out about this through a friend, she receives it, I wonder some time what else people are entitled to but no one tells them. I'm glad it was of help to you. Reply

shazzahughes

Posted by: shazzahughes
Posted: 5th Jul 2019

shazzahughes says: if you go to your doctor, under medical heating and cooling, they can fill in a form for this if your rheumatoid is on the list, you will get 55 dollars put into your account towards your gas or elect bill Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 5th Jul 2019

shazzahughes says: if you go to your doctor, under medical heating and cooling, they can fill in a form for this if your rheumatoid is on the list, you will get 55 dollars put into your account towards your gas or...

3lions says: Thankyou shazzahughes. I really appreciate your reply & that information. Very kind of you :)
Kindest regards Reply

Katherine31655690

Posted by: Katherine31655690
Posted: 13th Jul 2019

Katherine31655690 says: I didn't get anything. I'm in a similar situation related to work place bullying. I hope everything gets better in your life. I wish you all the best. Reply

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