Time running out to claim energy rebate
TIME is running out for eligible families to take advantage of the NSW Government's Family Energy Rebate.
June 14 is the deadline deadline for applications to be lodged.
Local MP Andrew Fraser said around 2,000 local households are eligible to receive the rebate as a credit on their electricity bill.
"With just two week left to apply for the 2012-13 rebate, I urge families to take advantage of the Government assistance on offer," Mr Fraser said.
"The money is there, the assistance is available and the Government wants eligible families to take advantage of this funding. Importantly, no eligible family will miss out on receiving the Rebate for this financial year if applications are received by 14 June.
"If also eligible for the NSW Government's Low Income Household Rebate, households can receive more support in the form of an annual combined capped rebate of $250."
The $75 Rebate rises to $125 from July 1 and to $150 by 2014, and is available to NSW households who currently receive the Commonwealth Government's Family Tax Benefit A or B.
Receipt of rebates will depend on the billing cycle of a customer's electricity retailer. Some eligible households will receive a credit on an electricity bill this financial year, while others might receive the rebate early in the next financial year.
Click here to apply or call 1300 136 888.
Applications for 2012-13 close on June 14.
Applications for 2013/14 open on 1 July 2013.