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The Household Essentials Community Program assists IBN Members with essential household bills and other expenses.

At the IBN Annual General Meeting in November 2020, the IBN Board advised the Membership that a top-up to the Household Essentials Community Program would be done to continue to assist the IBN Community with essential Household expenses.

IBN is pleased to announce that the IBN Board has since approved a Household Essentials top-up of $1,000 for each IBN Member, for the 2020/21 Financial Year.

The $1,000 top-up means that the total Household Essentials benefit is now a maximum of $4,000 for the 2020/21 Financial Year, for each IBN Member.

The $1,000 top-up will be available for Members to access from Monday, 8th March 2021.

Please click here to view/download the Household Essentials Application.

For a full description of the program, plus benefits, exclusions/conditions and required documentation see page 12 of the Community Programs Handbook.