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South Australian Government Medical Heating and Cooling Concession
Monday 9 January 2012
The Medical Heating and Cooling Concession is a new energy concession that will be introduced by the South Australian Government, commencing on 1 January 2012.
It will provide additional financial assistance to people on low or fixed incomes who require medical heating and cooling in their home to prevent or reduce the symptoms and impact of multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons disease or a number of other qualifying medical conditions.
The concession will assist people who incur high electricity costs because of their medical need to use air conditioners or heaters on a frequent and/or prolonged basis to prevent the worsening of their symptoms.
To receive the concession applicants will need to provide certification from their regular medical practitioner or a specialist confirming they require frequent and prolonged use of heating and/or cooling appliances in their home to maintain their health.
Who is eligible?
Like the energy concession, the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession will be available to assist with energy bills for the principal place of residence of people who:
Applicants will be assessed for eligibility based on their income type as confirmed by Centrelink.
Apply for the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession
Download the Medical Heating and Cooling concession application form (PDF, 248kb)
The above originally appeared here.
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