There are government programs available to provide assistance. The federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or L.I.H.E.A.P., provides some assistance with utility bills, repairs, fans, and air conditioners.
If you are 65 or older, disabled, low income or have a special need contact your state LIHEAP office. You can link to their web site below or call N.E.A.R .the National Energy Assistance Referral project office at 1-866-674-6327 for more information.
Individuals with a yearly income of $21,660 or less qualify for assistance or couples making $29,140 or less qualify.
If you or a person in your household has a medical condition or are dependent on life support equipment, notify your electric company and they will place you on a do not disconnect list even if you fall behind on payment. Your utility company also may have assistance programs for those who need help paying their bill.
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