Rochedale South retirees Brenda and Toyer Hartley applied for the pensioner electricity rebate two years ago.

“We’re now saving more than $320 every year, which makes the world of difference for pensioners like us,” Mrs Hartley said.

“It meant that we were able to put a brand new bike under the Christmas tree for our grandson last year.

“If there are savings to be found, I’d encourage my fellow retirees to make the most of it and apply.”

Minister for Energy and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni is continuing a push, as previously reported in MyCity Logan, for pensioners, seniors and veterans to apply for electricity and gas rebates which could save them up to $416 a year.

Mr de Brenni said the past year had been tough for everyone.

“That’s why I’m urging all concession card holders, like pensioners, seniors and veterans, to contact their electricity retailer and see if they are eligible for our electricity rebate,” he said.

“We know there are thousands of eligible households not yet taking advantage of the assistance.

“It’s as simple as calling your electricity retailer with your concession card details on hand, and if you’re eligible, you’ll be able to start accessing the rebate as a credit on your account.

“We need people to reach out and put their hand up to receive this rebate, because electricity providers are not automatically aware of your concession card status.”

Minister de Brenni said gas rebates were also available.

“There are also savings of $74.92 per year,” he said.

“All account holders need to do is contact their gas retailer to see if they’re eligible.”

 

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