Wannon to benefit from energy assistance payment

Wannon MP Dan Tehan.

Wannon MP Dan Tehan.

PEOPLE in the Wannon electorate will benefit from a one-off payment of up to $75 to assist in energy costs. 

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said 31,146 people across the region would benefit from the measure. 

He said people eligible for the energy assistance payment included those on the age pension, disability support pension and parenting payment single as well as veterans and their partners who receive the service pension, income support supplement and relevant compensation payments. 

The one-off payment is $75 for singles and $62.50 for each pensioner in a couple and it will not be taxed.

More than 800 part-pensioners in Wannon will also have their pensioner concession card reinstated.  

Those eligible will be automatically paid across the next two weeks. 

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