For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (August 9, 2016) - The
National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) has declared August
as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month. Atlantic City
Electric reminds customers about numerous options to apply for energy
assistance including LIHEAP,
which provides critical home heating and cooling assistance to those who
administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, is a federally
funded program that assists low-income households - both homeowners and renters
- with their energy bills. While many people
associate LIHEAP with heating costs, assistance is also provided for an
emergency crisis and medically necessary cooling costs.
"In New Jersey, we are fortunate to
have a wide range of programs that offer our customers financial assistance
with their electric bills," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region
president. "We thank the legislators for their continued support of these
critical programs and encourage residents of South Jersey to use the financial
assistance available to them."
can apply starting Oct. 1 through April 30, 2017, through a network of local
agencies. For more information or to apply for LIHEAP assistance, call
800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov.
In addition to LIHEAP, customers can
also take advantage of the Universal Service Fund (USF) which helps ensure energy bills are more
affordable for eligible low income customers.
Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
Moderate income energy assistance programs
In addition, senior citizens and disabled adults can take
advantage of Lifeline, 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. For more information about Lifeline, call 1-800-792-9745.
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 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.
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