NSW Medical Cooling Energy Rebate
The MS Society proposed that the costs to people with multiple sclerosis of maintaining body temperature in summer (ie air conditioning) be allowed as a rebate on their electricity bills. MS reduces the body's ability to stay cool. In meetings with the MS Society, SCI Policy supported the proposal with the addition of the costs of winter heating for people with spinal cord injury. In the same way that a person with MS can become overheated, spinal cord injury reduces the body's ability to regulate body temperature. The extra cost is an unfair financial burden.
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