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Energy Assistance

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Learn more (English and Spanish) about the resources available if you need assistance paying your natural gas bills or are simply looking for more information about the benefits of natural gas.

NJ 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 is a free and confidential information and referral service for the state of New Jersey. Dial 211 from anywhere in the state for help finding resources for health and human service needs. Search their database to find resources in your community. nj211.org.

PAGE & TRUE Grants

The PAGE & TRUE Grants are both annual assistance programs designed to assist low-to moderate-income households who are experiencing economic hardship and are struggling to pay their energy bills. The PAGE Grant benefits homeowners and renters who have not received USF in the past 6 months and have not received LIHEAP in the last heating season. The TRUE Grant benefits homeowners and renters who have not received either USF or LIHEAP in the current heating season. Applicants must also be facing a crisis situation that includes a documented notice of overdue payment for gas, and have a past history of making regular payments towards their utility bills. Call toll free 855.465.8783.

LIHEAP Program - Application period October 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

LIHEAP helps with heating costs and may cover certain medically necessary cooling expenses. Eligibility is based on household size and income. Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may qualify. You must apply each year at your local county LIHEAP office. Note that if you qualified for LIHEAP last year, you must reapply by submitting the state recertification form you have or will receive in the mail, along with all required documents, to your local agency. 

LIHEAP EMERGENCY funding is available from March 16 through May 31, 2017 

If you have or will receive LIHEAP benefits and if you are behind in your gas heating bill, you may be eligible to receive an additional $450.00 in LIHEAP Emergency funding.

Call 800.510.3102visit their website or find the application here.  

2016 - 2017 Maximum Income Limits

Household Size 

USF Program

LIHEAP Program

 1

 $1,733

 $1,980

 2

 $2,337

 $2,670

 3

 $2,940

 $3,360

 4

 $3,544

 $4,050

 5

 $4,148

 $4,740

 6

 $4,752

 $5,430

 7

 $5,357

 $6,122

 8

 $5,964

 $6,815

 9

 $6,570

 $7,509

 10

 $7,177

 $7,856

 11

 $7,784

 $8,020

 12

 $8,390

 $8,184

 If more than 12 add:

 $606 for each person

 $164 for each person


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Universal Service Fund (USF)—Qualify for Up To $1,800 Each Year

USF provides monthly credits on your utility bill if it’s been determined your energy bills exceed six percent of your household monthly income. Applications can be filed any time of the year. Call 866.240.1347 or visit their website

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USF FreshStart

First-time USF customers are automatically enrolled if their past due amount is greater than $60.00. You are required by Elizabethtown Gas to only pay your current bill on time every month for 12 months, and your past due balance will be erased. No need to apply; we will send you a letter if you are eligible.

Comfort Partners 

Provides free home analysis, energy education and weatherization measures. Eligibility is based on income. Click on the Comfort Partners tab to the left for additional information. Learn More.

Lifeline Credit Program — Annual Grant of $112.50

Lifeline provides an annual grant for natural gas bills for seniors 65+ who meet income guidelines and/or adults 18+ who receive Social Security Disability. A monthly utility benefit will be included in your check. You must fill out an application each year. Call 800.792.9745.

Warm Neighbors

This energy assistance program provides a one-time grant toward your gas heating bill for customers who face temporary financial hardships from unemployment or family crisis. Warm Neighbors also offers a one-time subsidy for eligible veterans that receive LIHEAP assistance.

To Qualify
Persons must meet the program guidelines. Check with one of our agency partners for more information on qualification.

Agency Partners
PRAB serving Middlesex County
732.828.4510
Proceed serving Union County
908.351.7727
Norwescap serving all other counties
908.454.7000

To Contribute
Elizabethtown Gas customers can help others in need with their heating bills by adding $1, $2, $5, $10, $15 or $20 dollars to their gas payment.

Make a Gift Payment Any Time of the Year

Give the gift warmth by making a gift payment toward someone’s Elizabethtown Gas bill! Download the gift payment form, fill it in and mail it to us at the address you'll find on the form, or call us at 800.242.5830.

Credit Counseling Assistance

If you or someone you know is having trouble paying bills, reach out to ClearPoint, a national, nonprofit credit counseling agency at 800.251.2227 (866.559.8198 for Spanish) or visit ClearPoint’s website. (Usted puede visitar la versión del español Idioma del sitio haciendo clic aquí.)
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