Libraries can help with electricity discount

Latrobe City Council Libraries are leading the charge to help people on a Pensioner Concession Card and some Health Care Cards to access the Victorian Government’s $250 electricity bonus.

To obtain the grant, people need an original PDF (electronic copy) or a hard-copy version of their electricity bill and a Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) – which is found on your concession card – or your Department of Veterans Affairs card number to submit through the State Government’s Compare Energy website.

Latrobe Libraries can assist eligible recipients to scan in the required documents and walk them through the application process using library computers.

“During COVID restrictions the Library staff responded to the needs of our community and again, that is what they are doing,” Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said.

The electricity bonus is a once-only $250 power saving bonus and is available to eligible people from now until the end of the year. The bonus is available to holders and recipients of a:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Jobseeker
  • Youth Allowance
  • AusStudy
  • AbStudy
  • DVA pensioner
  • DVA Gold cards
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