THE TWO SCHEMES

Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.

 

NT CONCESSION SCHEME

A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.

NT SENIORS RECOGNITION SCHEME

Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

Electricity

Electricity concessions are for members who rent or own their own home and are legally responsible for paying the electricity bill at their residential address.

Only one member’s concession will be applied per household.

The NT Concession Scheme member must be the primary account holder (where the members name appears on the bill) or an authorised person on the account.

The rate displayed on your electricity bill is now GST exclusive.

GST exclusive

$1.158182 per day

$0.082728 per kilowatt hours (kWh) used

GST inclusive

$1.274 per day

$0.091 per kWh used

Electricity tokens

$1,200 for 12 months. Tokens are mailed out in January and July.

Off-grid electricity

$1.275 per day

Jacana Energy and Power and Water customers

Concessions are applied to the eligible member’s electricity bill. Members are required to provide their membership number to Jacana Energy or Power and Water to receive a concession.

Members who move to a new home within the Northern Territory must advise Jacana Energy or Power and Water and the NT Concession and Recognition unit to receive concessions at their new residential address. If you do not update your residential address the concessions may be stopped or recovered.

Prepaid electricity meters

Eligible members who have a prepaid power card meter also known as token meters or digital meter are provided electricity concessions twice a year (excluding caravan park residents). The concession is applied as a credit to the emeter or tokens are issued to members.

Solar Electricity

Members who have or are intending to install PV Solar Systems at their homes should be aware that their concessions may be impacted as solar credits from PV Solar Systems are applied to the members bill before the concessions are applied.  If the members solar panel system generates enough electricity to cover consumption and a credit is applied to the bill, no concessions will be applied to the members account. For more information see FAQ - Solar Electricity.

Caravan Park Residents

Members who live in a registered caravan park who purchase electricity may be eligible to claim an electricity concession as a reimbursement. The concession is based on the fixed daily rate.

To claim a reimbursement members must submit a tax compliant invoice and proof of payment to the NT Concession and Recognition Unit and complete an Alternative Energy and Caravan Park Concession Form. Once approved the concession will be paid into the member’s nominated bank account.

Claims for reimbursement of concessions must be made within six months of the member incurring the cost or within the financial year, whichever is greater.

Alternative Energy

Members who live off-grid and produce their own electricity may be eligible to claim an electricity concession as a reimbursement. The concession is based on the fixed daily rate.

Alternative Energy sources include diesel fuel, unleaded fuel, LP Gas, Kerosene and Deep Cycle Batteries for solar systems.

To claim a reimbursement members must submit a tax compliant invoice and proof of payment to the NT Concession and Recognition unit and complete an Alternative Energy and Caravan Park Concession Form. Once approved the concession will be paid into the member’s nominated bank account.

Claims for reimbursement of concessions must be made within six months of the member incurring the cost or within the financial year, whichever is greater.

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