West Australians to receive $600 cash bonus to go toward energy bill

Western Australians will get a massive $600 boost to help with energy bills in a bid to spur on coronavirus recovery  The West Australian government will give each household $600 in November The credit is to be used toward energy bills and should cover up to four months The government hopes the cash will help to boost the economy during COVID

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:48 BST, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 08:38 BST, 4 October 2020

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The West Australian government will give each household $600 to use toward their energy bills in a bid to assist coronavirus recovery.

From November, the one-off credit will begin landing in the bank accounts of about 1.1 million home owners and tenants. 

The state government anticipates it will save households about four months worth of energy bills. 

Any remaining credit not used on the next bill, which will arrive by the end of the year, can be transferred onto future energy bills. 

The credit will not be means tested. 

The state government anticipates it will save households about four months worth of energy bills

The state government anticipates it will save households about four months worth of energy bills

Premier McGowan said that Western Australia is in the best possible position to recover from the pandemic. Pictured: Medics at a drive through testing clinic

Premier McGowan said that Western Australia is in the best possible position to recover from the pandemic. Pictured: Medics at a drive through testing clinic

Premier McGowan said that Western Australia is in the best possible position to recover from the pandemic

Premier McGowan said that Western Australia is in the best possible position to recover from the pandemic 

Premier Mark McGowan on Sunday said he hoped the credit would offer financial relief to struggling West Australians in the lead up to Christmas.  

'This year has been like nothing we've experienced before,' Mr McGowan said.

'It's been difficult in so many different ways, depending on everyone's personal situation.

'This $600 credit will go a long

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