The Medical Heating and Cooling Concession concession assists South Australians on a fixed or low income who have a clinically verified medical condition which requires the frequent use of heating or cooling in the home to prevent the severe worsening of their condition.
The concession is currently $215 per year and is available to eligible applicants in addition to the current energy concession.
To be eligible, applicants must be resident in South Australia and have a qualifying medical condition themselves or be a parent/guardian of a child requiring cooling or heating to prevent severe worsening of their condition and provide certification from their medical specialist or general practitioner that the medical condition is severely worsened by hot or cold weather and live at the address on the application form and use an air conditioning unit at that address to meet their medical heating and cooling requirements and
Hold one of the following cards:
Receive one of the following eligible Centrelink payments:
Download the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession - Application Form 257.1 KB. The application form includes an information sheet on eligibility criteria.
Complete the application with your medical practitioner, sign and post (no postage stamp required) to:
Medical Heating and Cooling Concession
Reply Paid 292
Adelaide SA 5001
Medical Heating and Cooling line: 1300 735 350
Concessions Hotline: 1800 307 758
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please use our text telephone service on TTY: 8226 6789
To arrange for an interpreter or translator please call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450.
The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion administers the Medical Heating and Cooling concession as outlined in the Medical Heating and Cooling Scheme. You may download a copy of this scheme.
Use the Concessions Finder to find out about other concessions you may be eligible to receive and for information about how to apply.
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