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Low-Income Programs

LIHEAP Program 

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 

Recipients of the federal Low Income Home Energy Program may be eligible to receive an additional grant of up to $450.00 in LIHEAP Emergency funding. To be eligible, you must be a LIHEAP recipient with a past due gas bill. You may apply for a LIHEAP Emergency Grant at your local agency from March 16 through May 31, 2018. 

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 the website.

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.

Lifeline

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. For more information call 800.792.9745.

See if you qualify for these low-income programs based on your household size and combined income.


USF
866.240.1347
WEBSITE

LIHEAP
800.510.3102
WEBSITE

LIFELINE
800.792.9745
WEBSITE

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

175% FPL

200%FPL

LIFELINE CHANGES 1/1/2018

1

$21,108

$24,120

$27,189

2

$28,428

$32,484

$33,334

3

$35,736

$40,848

4

$43,056

$49,200

5

$50,376

$57,564