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The Medical Energy Rebate helps eligible NSW households cover the costs of their energy bills. 

The rebate is for NSW customers who have an inability to self-regulate body temperature when exposed to extreme hot or cold environmental temperatures. To be eligible for the rebate, you'll need to have a diagnosis that you're unable to self-regulate your body temperature.

Note: If you live in an on-supplied residential community, retirement village or strata scheme, please visit Apply for the Medical Energy Rebate (on-supplied households).

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  • the PDF form – '​NSW Medical Energy Rebate Application Form Retail Customers'
  • your pensioner concession, health care or gold card details
  • your personal and contact details
  • your medical practitioner to complete and sign the relevant sections of the form
  • your electricity account details.
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  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Ask your medical practitioner (GP or specialist) to complete and sign the relevant sections of the form.
  5. Send your completed form directly to your electricity retailer.
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You can apply for the Medical Energy Rebate if you or someone living at the address of the eligible customer:

  • is a NSW resident
  • is an account holder of an electricity retailer, either directly or on-supplied
  • has an inability to self-regulate body temperature
  • has been assessed by a registered treating medical practitioner (who is not the applicant) who has been treating them for at least 3 months
  • meets at least one Primary Qualifying Condition and at least one Secondary Qualifying Condition
  • holds one of the following concession cards:
    • pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) or Department of Human Services (DHS)
    • health care card issued by the DHS, or
    • DVA gold card.
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  • If you've been treated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for at least 3 months, even if you see a different doctor each time you use the RFDS, you may still be eligible for the rebate.
  • If you change electricity providers, you need to provide the entitlement details to your new provider, to continue to receive the rebate.
  • If you receive your electricity bill through an electricity retailer, you'll receive the rebate as approximately $71.00 credit on each quarterly electricity bill, up to a total of $285.00/year. The amount is calculated daily from the day you apply.
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are not eligible for this rebate.
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Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-medical-energy-rebate