The 2019 Federal Budget Alert – A cash handout for a potential four million Australians
The Federal Government has announced it will combat the rising costs of power by providing a one-off payment to millions of Australians as part of this year’s Federal Budget. The extra financial support will be delivered to age pensioners, people on the Disability Support Pension, veterans, carers, and single parents to help them pay for their next energy bill.
The proposed Energy Assistance Payment could be worth up to $75 for singles and $125 for couples who fall within the eligible demographics.
This potential cash hand out comes as a sharp reminder that Australians are paying more than ever for their electricity and gas bills.
We don’t know exactly when this proposed plan will be put into action, but the team at Electricity Wizard would like to help you lower your energy bills in the meantime. We enable you to compare a range of Australia’s leading electricity and gas suppliers in under ten minutes. We’ll work with you to find out exactly what you want from your energy retailer, and help you find the best plan on our panel for your needs. Once we’ve found the right energy supplier or plan for you, we’ll help you switch over and start saving right away.
Electricity Wizard will keep you up to date on the proposed Energy Assistance Payment as we learn more about what it means for Australians, but let us help you reduce your energy costs today.
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