Cost of Living Specialists help people claim eligible savings

Service NSW Toukley

The NSW Government’s very popular Cost of Living Service will be expanded thanks to this year’s NSW Budget.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said 50 new Cost of Living Specialists would be hired and deployed to Service Centres across NSW, including on the Central Coast.

“These fantastic staff can help residents identify their eligibility for savings and help them claim them.

“In a single appointment, one local resident saved $14,000 thanks to the work of a Service NSW Cost of Living Specialist.”

Crouch said this service at Tuggerah had saved clients $528,000, and the Toukley branch has saved clients $454,000.

“We want to continue making it simple for people to find and receive rebates and savings from the NSW Government, and receive personalised face-to-face support,” Crouch said.

He said the average saving per Cost of Living appointment was almost $600 and the total savings exceed $2.5M.

“There are 70 different cost of living rebates and savings available from Service NSW which can be accessed online or by sitting down and reviewing your bills with a Cost of Living Specialist.

“Service NSW takes the hassle out of finding savings by putting all the relevant information under the one roof, and we have local Services Centres at Toukley, Tuggerah, Erina, Gosford and Woy Woy,” Crouch said.

Media Release, June 10
Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch