The government has already provided assistance to people in the Mildura/Sunraysia regions in the form of the Digital Houshold Assistance Scheme.
The scheme involves a government contractor visiting an eligible household to supply, install and demonstrate a High Definition Set Top Box – specifically chosen to ensure that it meets the needs of the elderley and people with a disability – and conduct any necessary antenna and cabling work if required.
Households will be eligible for the scheme where they own a functioning TV, do not already have access to digital TV and at least one resident is in recept of the maximum rate of the:
- Age Pension
- Disability Support Pension
- Carers Payment or
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Service Pension or the DVA income-support supplement payment.
Eligible households will receive a letter inviting them to participate when their region is next to make the switch to Digital-only TV.
So that probably means in 2012 for Hunter residents.
More information on this as details become available
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