LPG gas rebate

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 07:42
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What a hassle claiming this rebate was, first I cued up at centre link to get a form to fill out and the girl looked at me blankly and said she thinks you have to download it and bring it back to her to lodge,she went to find out more info but returned 10min later to say yes you have to download it good bye. Went to Medicare and they had the forms and told me about all the supporting documents I had to have for them to photo copy and submit with the form inc. rego papers that I did not have on me and it was fri 4.30pm. Monday and I returned with all I needed and the girl checked everything and said it has to be right otherwise they will return it, so that was the start of the 2 week wait for the refund to be banked into my account. Two and a half weeks after checking my account every day a letter came in the mail saying please send more info. including invoice stamped PAID IN FULL ABN no. gas cert. no. Apparently they could not read the photo copy's of the documents they had, so I resent them and highlighted everything and again waited the two week turn around. After checking the account again after two and a bit weeks there was the money (hooray) an other week and a half the supporting letter came telling me to check my account as the money had been approved.
Wazza

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Reply By: TOB - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:45

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:45
why do you blame everybody for your own stupidity. The process is very simple and quick, i had no probs but I followed the advice given on the gov't web site
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:58

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:58
You being a super hero and all must of had a better photo copier than the one they used to copy my documents or the person who looked at yours had better eyesite, it was all out of my hands I was at the mercey of these people. The web site I also followed.
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:03

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:03
I must admit the people at medicare were great they also were amazed at this wa dept. refusing the first application.
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:45

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 08:45
Yep, when you deal with Govt departments its more fun.

Claiming a rebate(now extinct I think) for solar hot water system installed was just as much fun...lol
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:56

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 09:56
If it were simple, straightforward and honest...well it wouldn't be a Govt thing now would it ?
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Reply By: whyallacookie - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 10:46

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 10:46
Of course you could save yourself the hassle and not claim the rebate. Geez, they couldn't read one of the pieces of supporting documentation and asked for it to be resent then gave you $2000

Can't wait to hear all the whinging next year when you have to start paying more for your gas!
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 11:30

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 11:30
LPG Excise

Q. Will the price of LPG increase in the future?

A. LPG is currently excise free but it will become subject to excise in the future. No excise will be applied to LPG until 1 July 2011. The full rate of excise to apply to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) used in vehicles will be 12.5 cents per litre. This rate will apply from 1 July 2015. The planned excise rates for LPG are as follows:

1 July 2011 2.5 cpl
1 July 2012 5.0 cpl
1 July 2013 7.5 cpl
1 July 2014 10.0 cpl
1 July 2015 12.5 cpl
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Follow Up By: Chucky - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 11:51

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 11:51
And people really beleive that the government will keep their word and leave it that long, and keep it as low as they say they will.

Not bloody likely.

Johnny has lied about every polictial deciesion he has made. So any resonable person can believe that he has lied also about this one.
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Follow Up By: whyallacookie - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:27

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:27
My mistake, I thought I had come across something about it being moved to next year.
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:33

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:33
While you are there medicare resent exactly the same photo copys to the lpg dept.
concerned, only this time they highlited the same info they missed the first time.
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Follow Up By: whyallacookie - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:37

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 12:37
So a human at the other end made a mistake. If this is the biggest problem in your life good luck to you and enjoy spending the money! There are plenty out there who already had LPG systems fitted that would be more than happy to put up with a mistake and get $2000 back. (No I'm not one of them)
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 13:22

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 13:22
First of all this rebate is for my wifes car, my nissan has had it for ten years paid the full price but the saving in running cost pushed me to do my wifes car now that it is cheaper. Had to borrow the extra $2000 to pay the gas installer on credit card so every dollar counts in our house and every day longer to get it back costs us money. If I can draw peoples attention to the fact that the form and attached documents have to be very very clear to save waiting a month for your own money back I will, done with good intentions I might add. Even with knockers like you whyallacookie it won't upset my day.
Wazzaaaa
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Follow Up By: whyallacookie - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 13:35

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 13:35
Just re-read your original post in case I missed something..... Nope, no simple explanation of the process or what to to.... just complaining about the process.

As long as it didn't go over 30 days it didn't cost you a cent more on your credit card. (Or did you not get 30 days int free like most)

But lets say you didn't and the $2000 is being charged at the CBA rate for an example (first one I thought of and not usually the cheapest or dearest) 18.9%

(Apologies if the maths is wrong)
$2000 x 18.9% = $378
$378 diveded by 365 days = $1.03 per day (Most banks charge it daily)

or $30ish dollars over a month. I'm sure you are already saving more than that a month in fuel. Doesn't excuse the process not being simple and hey if you want to post back with the procedure and what you need to have, I'm sure those going to claim it will appreciate your effort.

I'm not knocking you for giving help to those who are yet to go through the process, just for complaining that it took 4 weeks for a rebate for something that has no doubt saved you money on a daily basis
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:03

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:03
whyallacookie, whyallacookie, you have a bad attatude, my process started wasting time at centrelink when all I wanted was a form to fill in after picking up the car and then return with the documents,( please note downloading the form is easier and quicker) to top it off it took over 4 weeks to get my money back (Please note be extra clear with forms and documents). By the way my installer only accepts cash so you saying "If this is the biggest problem in your life good luck to you and enjoy spending the money!" You do not know the problems in my life and that is knocking. You sound as though you work for a gov. dept.
Enjoy the rest of your day
Wazzaaaa
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Follow Up By: whyallacookie - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:19

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:19
Wazzaaaa no bad attitude but thank you anyway! enjoy your day.

I work for myself. Although your guess is sort of correct, I seem to work for the ATO! LOL

Quote "Had to borrow the extra $2000 to pay the gas installer on credit card"

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Quote "By the way my installer only accepts cash so you saying "If this is the biggest problem in your life good luck to you and enjoy spending the money!" You do not know the problems in my life and that is knocking."

Hmmmm perhaps if you got your story straight first it would help. Notice you keep changing as you go?

Good bye I'm off to do some four wheel driving, enjoy your new lower fuel bills and as you have now paid back the $2000 I'm sure you can start on the next problem in your life!

Chow
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:47

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 14:47
It seems I have to spell every thing out, I got a cash advance on my credit card to pay for the instilation. Plaese let me know where I have changed my story, no dout you will find something else to knock. Wazzaaaa
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Reply By: wrexed03 - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 17:49

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 17:49
Oh well i botched mine took everything but the rego papers. Didnt have copies either never got them when the vehicle was transfered over to me. Had to go to vic roads pay $13.80 for a rego label and certificate. Got that produced it at medicare they copied everything received payment within 2 weeks. Im happy now costs me 25 bucks a week to run my pajero lol.. Enjoying the savings lol.

Just my 2cents
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 18:16

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 18:16
Just curious as a direct comparison what did it cost on petrol in dollar terms for the for the same mileage?
Wazzaaaa
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Reply By: wrexed03 - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 18:53

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 18:53
Me im saving 20-25 dollars a week. I think i could do a bit better but im a little heavy on the accelerator.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 19:58

Saturday, Mar 03, 2007 at 19:58
Wow, i save about $60 a week by running lpg.
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