The Office of State Revenue administers a number of schemes.
Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy
This scheme provides a subsidy to compensate financially disadvantaged persons for the electricity costs of operating life support equipment at home. The scheme is administratively based and operates from 1 January 2005.
It is intended for people who are dependent on specified life support equipment used in their homes under specialist medical advice and are holders of concession cards that are means tested.
The Pensioners and Seniors Rebate Scheme
The purpose of this scheme is to provide concessions to pensioners and seniors on their local government rates charges, annual water service charge and emergency services levy. The concessions available are either a rebate on, or the deferment of these charges.
To receive a concession, a person must hold one or more of the appropriate Pensioner or Seniors cards and, on 1 July of the financial year, own and occupy residential property as their ordinary place of residence.
Concessions are available from the Water Corporation and local governments upon application.
Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme
This scheme provides a subsidy to help offset the energy costs associated with temperature control at their home for financially disadvantaged persons or their dependents with thermoregulatory dysfunction.
The subsidy is intended for people who hold means tested concession cards, (or the dependents of people who hold means tested concession cards) and who require heating and/or cooling to control the temperature in their homes under specialist medical advice.