After having a baby, your expenses may go up while your income is reduced. Information on financial support for living expenses such as energy bills.
There are allowances, discounts and rebates for eligible families that help lower the cost of living, including:
- Telephone Allowance – a payment made every 3 months to help with phone and internet costs if you’re getting the Parenting Payment and meet certain criteria
- Energy Supplement – an extra payment to help with the cost of energy bills if you get the Parenting Payment or Carer Payment. You’ll get this payment automatically if you’re eligible, so you don’t have to apply.
You can also use the Savings Finder from Service NSW to check your eligibility for other rebates and vouchers.