If your income is too high to qualify for LIHEAP but you need help paying for your energy bills, your local social services agency or a nonprofit organization may have funds to help. You can also contact your gas, oil, or electric company about budget billing programs or new payment options, especially for customers with disabilities who are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The government COVID-19 eviction moratorium has ended. Landlords now have the ability to evict renters who are not able to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a renter or as a landlord, government programs can help you with rent money and advice for your situation.
Local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices help Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries. People over 65, people with disabilities under 65, and people with end-stage kidney disease are eligible for Medicare. Learn more about how to apply for Medicare.
HealthCare.gov helps you find insurance options, compare care, learn about preventive services, and more. If your employer does not offer insurance, you're self-employed, or you want to buy your own insurance, you can get it through the Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace offers health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family.
Charity care programs help uninsured patients who cannot afford to pay their medical bills and do not qualify for government aid. The patient services department of your local hospital can help you find out if you're eligible. Reach out to the hospital before your medical service and explain your situation. If you do not qualify, the hospital may offer you a payment plan.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.
Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. It helps individuals and families who have a low income get discounted landline or cell phone service. Some people also qualify for a free phone.
Your local phone company has the responsibility of helping you apply for Lifeline. They can also help you resolve any issues with your Lifeline service. To call them, look up your company's contact information.
State social services agencies and local health centers provide direct assistance to people in distress or with limited access to health care with assistance and referrals to other local organizations that may be able to help.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help eligible Missourians pay their energy, water, or sewer bill. LIHEAP also provides emergency services to those in crisis.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, state and federal agencies have made available an unprecedented amount of funding to assist low-income households with utility bills. Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency will help you apply to all the qualifying programs by calling 313-386-9727 or use their universal application at waynemetro.org.
Up to $25,000 to homeowners for mortgage, land contract, past due taxes, and utility bills (water assistance is a portion of the $25,000). The program is available for a limited time. Apply now by using the Wayne Metro universal application at waynemetro.org.
The cost of housing and housing-related expenses, like water and power, has been increasing across the U.S. for many years. Many households spend more than half what they earn on housing expenses, and the 211 network receives more calls from people looking for help paying housing and utilities bills than any other need.
If you are experiencing difficulty communicating with your mortgage lender or servicer about your need for mortgage relief, there are organizations that can help by contacting lenders and servicers on your behalf.
Many utilities providers offer programs to assist households when they cannot pay their bills on time. Companies may offer a payment plan or temporary discount on your bill if you can pay some, but not all, of what you owe. Some companies also work with local non-profits to provide additional financial assistance to qualifying households.
Healthcare costs in the United States are hard to manage for millions of families, especially when an unforeseen injury or illness occurs. You can always call 211 to speak to someone who can help, or start by using the resources below.
Already a SNAP recipient? Fresh EBT is a free smart phone app available to check your SNAP balance and purchase history. Fresh EBT also includes a COVID response help center with information about changes to government benefits programs and connections to local organizations and resources. Learn more or download Fresh EBT at www.freshebt.com.
Occasionally programs exist for certain financial situations. When resources are limited or you may not qualify for services, it's okay to call 211 again and ask about other ideas or options. Exploring new ways to reduce your expenditures or applying for another program can sometimes provide temporary help in difficult situations.
Even if you are not experiencing one of the hardships listed above, we decide claims on a case-by-case basis and may still be able to help. Report your specific situation when filling out the application.
Note: Even if you are approved for a lower bill, you will be charged at normal rates for the water you use while your application is being processed. Continue to pay what you can while the application is being processed.
Beginning September 1, 2017 electric providers may provide a benefit to their low-income customers. In order to be eligible to match you must be in the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) or on Medicaid and the name of the program participant MUST be the same name on the electric bill. Self-enrollment is NOT allowed for the electric matching program. Please contact your electric provider to see if they participate and what their low-income benefit is. For additional information you can call 1-866-454-8387.
The LITE-UP TEXAS program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals living in an area where they can choose their service provider, reduce the monthly cost of electric service. The program will provide discounts to eligible customers in the following months:
IMPORTANT: The information on the electric bill (Name, Address, etc..) must match the information of the participant in the qualified program or the self-enrolled application.
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps low income households pay the cost of water and sewer services. The program can assist households who have past due bills (arrears) for water and/or sewer services.
More people than ever are struggling to make ends meet, and that could make it challenging to pay your home gas and electric bill on time. We understand and want to make it as easy as possible to get the assistance you need, when you need it.
Pennsylvania Public Utility CommissionThe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has resources to help keep Pennsylvanians warm throughout the winter.
$1 Energy FundIf you live outside of Philadelphia, visit the $1 Energy Fund website, or contact your utility company for information on programs that could help you pay your bill.
Utility Emergency Services FundIf you live in Philadelphia, visit the Utility Emergency Services Fund website or call 215-972-5170 for information on a program that could help you pay your utility bill.
Apple.com/bill appears on your billing statement when you buy an app, music, movie, or other content from Apple. It also appears when a subscription renews and when a family member buys apps or content from Apple.
The Texas Rent Relief program has closed its application portal to new applications and additional funding requests. Within the first 24 hours of re-opening, requests for assistance far exceeded available funding.Applicants should watch for communication from TRR in case additional information is needed for application.For alternative assistance options, visit the Help for Texans webpage or call 2-1-1 Texas for information on organizations that are helping Texans with emergency rent and utility assistance.
The Baltimore Department of Public Works offers several programs to assist qualifying customers who need bill adjustments, payment plans, or financial assistance; as well as provide credits and fee exemptions for financial hardship. For information on programs available that help customers and make their water bill more affordable, please click on any of the programs or other sources of assistance below.
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Program DescriptionThe Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
Program DescriptionThe Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
If you have a financial hardship, inform your utility company immediately. A financial hardship exists when you are unable to pay an overdue bill and you meet income eligibility requirements for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). You may be eligible for assistance if your household income does not exceed 60% of the state median income. Contact the Department of Housing and Community Development for more information. 041b061a72