SA power concession for lymphoedema

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  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 1,636
    Thank you Romla that will help those in that state
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 1,749
    I wonder how that will apply since most power bills are in the husbands name. Will it carry to other residents in the same building?
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 1,273
    You mean your husband did all the running around about opening/ closing accounts and moving them?? Well done!! Power bills in this household (ditto telephone, apart from his mobile) have been in my name for yonks.
  • wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 247
    Hi all, I have been a part of this scheme for several years now, even though the power account is in my partners name, I am the person who has the health problems, the amount is about$51.00 per quarter and is put into my account, however at this point in time I have a very sneaky feeling the state government of south australia has VERY quietly disposed of this scheme,I also receive a paper version in the post and so far in the last 6 months have received only 1, so on monday will be ringing the helpline to see whats going on, I had to see my specialist and he had to fill out a form and I just posted in, you had to have one of the health issues listed on the paperwork to even apply, so will let you know if the scheme is still operating on monday,

    wendy55
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 599
    @romla, Hi, I was not sure where to put this, its regarding the south australian governments medical heating and cooling concession, I rang them this morning as I had not received my letter advising the money had been put in my bank account - just a cost cutting measure, the $54 is put into my account every three months, I know that it is not a lot considering the power prices here in south australia, but every little helps, especially as I do suffer with the heat and the xeloda oral chemo that I am on, our airconditioners are running almost 24/7 when the temp goes over 30 as I cannot tolerate the heat at all, so if anyone from sa sees this just go to the concessions sa website -heating and cooling, and download the paperwork for your gp. 
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 599
    @wendy55 provided the above after successfully claiming her concession - it all helps
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 324
    @romla - Do you know if you have to be clinically diagnosed with lymphodaema or just at risk?
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 324
    Found the page @Romla - IIwas being lazy!  Looks like you have to be diagnosed with significant effects to qualify. Hopefully, I won't ever qualify but good to know in case.
  • wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 247
    @Sister,the paperwork says lymphodoema grade 1
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 324
    @Wendy55 I read it as above grade 1... >grade 1 
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 599
    The grading suggests a clinical diagnosis may be necessary - worth a shot if you’d like to give it a go
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