Pensioners to get energy assistance payment

The one-off payments for energy bills are part of a deal the federal coalition did to gain the support of Senator Nick Xenophon, pictured, and other members of the Nick Xenophon Team to support cuts in company tax.

The one-off payments for energy bills are part of a deal the federal coalition did to gain the support of Senator Nick Xenophon, pictured, and other members of the Nick Xenophon Team to support cuts in company tax.

More than 30,000 people in the Wannon electorate are to receive a one-off payment of up to $75 to help with energy costs.

The Energy Assistance Payment will be paid throughout Australia to those on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single as well as Veterans and their partners receiving the Service Pension, Income Support Supplement and relevant compensation payments. The money is part of a deal the federal coalition did to get Senate support to cut company taxes.

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