This document provides information on organisations currently providing support with food, essential items, housing and Family Violence for people living in Hobsons Bay and surrounding suburbs.
We are helping community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help eligible Victorians experiencing energy bill stress.
Below are some frequently asked questions. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility requirements, get in contact with us and we can help you access this important bonus.
What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus?
The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment which provides direct support to Victorian households experiencing power bill stress during the coronavirus pandemic. It is available to over 900,000 eligible Victorian households with at least one eligible concession cardholder.
Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus?
To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Holders of Health Care Cards who are not recipients of Youth Allowance, JobSeeker, Austudy or Abstudy are not eligible.
When can eligible households apply?
Eligible households can apply anytime now up until 31 January 2022.
How many people per household can apply?
Only one payment is available to each household.
How do I apply?
Applications are made online. If you do not have access to, or are uncomfortable using technology, get in contact with Louis Joel Arts & Communtiy and we will help you every step of the way:
Phone number: 9398 2511
Address: 5 Sargood St, Altona
What do I need for the application process?
When you come to us to submit your application, there are a few things you need to bring with you:
Be sure to keep a copy of your NMI and your application reference number as you may need this information for further communications about your application.
How long does it take to receive the Power Saving Bonus?
If you meet the eligibility and documentation requirements, you should receive your $250 payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within two to three weeks of submission. If you request payment via cheque, this should be received within four weeks.
What times are we assisting people with applications?
We can make a time to suit you. Give us a call and we can find a suitable day and time.