For Immediate Release
Customers Can Apply for Energy Assistance
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Customers having problems paying their energy bills can find extra help this winter. Recently approved federal legislation increase d the average energy assistance amount for participants of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in 2009.
Below are the details for the LIHEAP program as well as other energy-assistance programs:
Provides help with winter energy bills for low-income residents of New Jersey.
For more information, call 1-800-510-3102.
Universal Service Fund
Provides year-round help with electric bills for low-income residents of New Jersey.
Call 1-866-240-1347 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov
New Jersey Lifeline Credit Program
Provides help for seniors and disabled low-income residents of New Jersey.
Provides help for residents of New Jersey going through short-term financial problems.
Call 1-866-657-4273 or visit www.njshares.org
Additional assistance information
Earned Income Tax Credit
EITC is a federal and New Jersey State wage supplement that can be claimed on the 2008 tax returns for eligible low-income working families and individuals.
Call 2-1-1, New Jersey's Non-Emergency Helpline, or the IRS at 1- 800-829-1040 or visit them online at www.irs.gov.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 545,000 customers in southern New Jersey.