Another round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus (PSB) will open from March 24, providing much needed relief from skyrocketing electricity prices.
The new round is open to all eligible Victorian households, including those that received payments under previous rounds, with applications to be completed via the Victorian Energy Compare website.
Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is encouraging locals to apply.
“We’re living through a cost-of-living crisis, with interest rates soaring and inflation stretching household budgets,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Applying for the Power Saving Bonus can go a long way to relieving some financial stress and ensuring the bills can be paid on time.”
For individuals without access to the internet or using online accounts, support is available.
“The easiest way to apply for the PSB is by visiting compare.energy.vic.gov.au, making sure you have a copy of your electricity bill handy,” Ms Cleeland said.
“If you don’t have internet access the Energy Compare team can assist you with your application on 1800 000 832.
“After completing an application, you can compare energy company offers and find out if you’re getting the best deal possible.”
Ms Cleeland said her office at 25 Bridge St, Benalla is happy to assist locals with applications.
“My team’s door is open to help anyone who needs support with their application,” Ms Cleeland said.
“All you need to do is bring in a complete copy of your electricity bill and we will do the rest.
“I encourage everyone who needs some financial support in the current climate to apply and get an extra $250 in your pocket to help pay the bills.”