State help to ease pain of household bills
DOUGLAS Shire residents could be saving hundreds of dollars off their bills with a simple click.
The Smart Saver website, launched in June features information on concession across 17 categories and has been visited more than 90,000 times.
The website provides eligible Queenslanders with information about $5.3 billion in government concessions and measures to ease household bill pressure.
The Electricity Rebate has increased for the Queensland Seniors Card, the Pensioner Concession Card and the Department of Veterans Affair Gold Card from almost $20 to $340.85.
Those aged over 60, who are eligible, will be able to stay in their own homes through Home Assist Secure and the Spectacle Supply Scheme gives residents a pair of basic prescription spectacles once every two years.
For people who cannot afford to pay full bond to move into a private rental, there are concessions for interest-free bond loans.
The Smart Saver website can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/smartsavings or phone the Queensland Government call centre on 13QGOV.