For Immediate Release
LIHEAP Extends Application Deadline to June 30
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric reminds customers they have numerous options to apply for energy assistance if they are having difficulty paying their energy bills.
Due to this past winter's extremely cold temperatures and potentially high energy bills, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has extended its application deadline and emergency assistance request period to June 30. LIHEAP is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and assists residents in paying for heating costs and certain medically necessary cooling expenses. For more information, call 800-510-3102 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 800-510-3102 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) program provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit www.njpoweron.org.
The TRUE Grant program assists customers who are ineligible for low-income programs by providing up to $750 toward their Atlantic City Electric bill. Visit www.ahanjtrue.org or call 732-982-8710 for more information.
New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households in paying energy, telephone and water bills. Applications for New Jersey SHARES grants can be made at any of the more than 270 participating social service agencies throughout the state. Visit www.njshares.org or call 866-657-4273 for details.
Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 800-792-9745 for details.
For more information about energy assistance programs, visit www.nj211.org or call 211, New Jersey's non-emergency helpline, available 24/7 throughout the state.
Customers can also contact Atlantic City Electric's Customer Care Center at 1-800-642-3780 and ask about Budget Billing or register for My Account, a web-based interactive tool that is free and easy to use. My Account provides customers with a detailed analysis of their specific electric use and offers ways to save energy and save money on their monthly energy bill.
Find additional information by visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.