Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme (EEPS)

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16 June, 2017Utilities

You may be able to access EEPS assistance if you are experiencing significant financial difficulties or if you receive an energy bill concession from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion and have had your electricity disconnected (or are at risk of disconnection).

Payments are up to $400 for low-income earners and you can only receive an EEPS payment once every three years.

Emergency Electricity Payment Sheme assistance is only accessible through the assistance of financial counsellors, who will assess your financial situation before lodging an application. Financial Counselling is free, confidential and independent. The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit, community based service that is available to people in Australia experiencing financial difficulty. South Australians ringing the national helpline will be transferred to a financial counsellor who knows and lives in South Australia, and is as local to the caller as possible.