What is it?
The Life Support Rebate is available on electrically-operated life support equipment (as prescribed by an ACT medical practitioner) necessary in the treatment of a life-threatening condition. The entitlement provides eligible individuals with a rebate on their electricity account. The annual rebate amount for 2017-2018 is $121.87. This will be applied to the eligible applicant’s electricity bill as a daily rate of approximately 33.389 cents per day. Only one Life Support Rebate can be claimed per household.
Residential property owners using life support equipment which depends on a fresh supply of water may be entitled to a reduction in water usage charges.
Who is eligible?
Eligibility is determined by the energy provider. However, as a general guideline the life support equipment must be prescribed by an ACT medical practitioner for the treatment of a life-threatening condition.
A sub-category of the Life Support Rebate is for concession card holders with an eligible condition requiring medical heating and/or cooling.
The following electrically-operated life-support equipment entitles the applicant to an electricity life-support rebate:
- dialysis machine
- oxygen concentrator
- CPAP regulator
- longstay life support
- LS reference
- TPN device
- other apparatus subject to approval.
How do I apply?
Contact your energy provider for information on how to apply for a Life Support Rebate. You will be asked to produce a letter from your medical practitioner/authorised medical officer stating your need for life support equipment. Registered Providers of Energy under for the Life Support Rebate are:
- ActewAGL Retail
Who runs it?
ACT Revenue Office
ACTEW AGL Ph: 13 14 93
For information on the Life Support Rebate see ActewAGL Website
Origin Ph: 13 23 56
For information on the Life Support Rebate see Origin Energy Website
Energy Australia Ph: 13 34 66
For information on the Life Support Rebate see EnergyAustralia Website