Find a better deal and pocket $250: Walsh

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Look the other way: Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh urges his constituents to strike a better energy deal and take advantage of the state government’s $250 energy savings bonus payment. Photo by contributed

National Leader and MP for Murray Plains Peter Walsh advises all households in his constituency – and the state – to search for a better energy deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website.

And pocket a $250 power saving bonus at the same time – to help offset power costs.

Mr Walsh says the new $250 payment is available to all visiting Victorian households www.compare.energy.vic.gov.au to compare their energy offer and find a better price.

He says that every household that visits the website is guaranteed a $250 bonus.

But the bonus can only be claimed once per household.

“The fastest way to submit a claim for the $250 energy savings bonus is through the website, but local residents who don’t have access to a computer or the internet – or who need help because they are not computer literate – should go directly to Kyabram Neighborhood House at 21-25 Lake Ave (or phone them at 5852 0000) and file a claim that way,” Mr. Walsh said.

“Residents of northern Victoria continue to pay some of the highest prices in the state for their electricity and gas.

“User data shows that seven in 10 households across Victoria can save money by switching energy offers, with typical annual savings of $330 on energy bills in the first year of change.

“However, there remains little opportunity to switch suppliers and cut costs locally due to the inaction of Andrews’ Labor government – so the opportunity to receive a one-off $250 bonus should not be missed.”

Mr Walsh said that with his previous $250 bonus, the Andrews Labor government had made it a 100 per cent online opportunity, which disadvantaged thousands in his constituency and tens of thousands across the board. the state.

He says with the cost of living on the rise – and electricity prices in Victoria rising too quickly due to failed industry management – every extra dollar helps ease the strain on the budget. Household.

Households who have already claimed a $50 or $250 energy savings bonus will be eligible for this new one-time payment, which will be available until June 30, 2023.

“We’re told the $250 energy savings bonus is separate from the off-grid energy concession, which remains open,” Walsh said.

“Concession card holders who source non-mains energy for their heating, cooking and hot water can apply for this concession to cover their annual energy costs until December 31.

“To be eligible for this payment, you must hold a Retirees, Health Care or Veterans Gold Card and be able to provide copies of bills and receipts for payments made.

“So remember, if you don’t have digital access, or know someone who doesn’t, you can either help them locally or ask them to dial 1800 000 832 to acquire help.”

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