$5.3B in concessions and rebates waiting for Queenslanders

Queenslanders are being encouraged to check their eligibility to a range of concessions and rebates, including the increased $340.85 annual electricity bill rebate.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government had budgeted for $5.3 billion for concessions and rebates for Queenslanders, including for energy, water, seniors, transport, health, education disability, housing and training.

This is equivalent of more than $100 million every week and the equivalent of more than $1000 for every Queenslander.

The Premier said the Electricity Rebate for Queensland Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and Department of Veterans Affairs (Gold Card) has been increased by almost $20 to $340.85 assistance in 2017-18.

“My Government has extended the eligibility for the rebate to low-income households and any Health Care Card holders,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

To check your eligibility for Queensland Government concessions and rebates see www.qld.gov.au/smartsavings to access Smart Savings or contact the Queensland Government call centre 13QGOV (13 74 68).

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