Did you know that until 31 January 2022 eligible households can claim a one off payment of $250 from the Victorian Government to help them with their energy bill?
Households with at least one person who hold a pensioner concession card can claim the bonus by visiting the Victorian Energy Compare website compare.energy.vic.gov.au. Victorian Energy Compare help Victorians find the best price for their electricity or gas supply.
All you need is a copy of a recent energy bill, then complete a simple comparison online, provide your details and the bonus will be paid to your nominated bank account within a couple of weeks. You can also be paid by cheque. You do not have to change your energy provider to receive the bonus – you only have to compare prices.
Visit compare.energy.vic.gov.au or phone Victorian Energy Compare on 1800 00 08 32 and ask for help. COTA Victoria are also offering telephone/face to face help with this process – you can call them on 1300 135 090 to book a time for someone to help you.