Energize!

PSE&G Encourages Eligible Customers to Apply For Assistance In Paying Utility Bills

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí

During these times of hardship, PSE&G reminds its customers that energy assistance is available to households that meet certain income guidelines and other eligibility requirements. Customers can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until  July 31, 2020. The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs administers the LIHEAP program through county-based state designated agencies. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $900 million dollars in LIHEAP crisis funding appropriated in the CARES Act. 

The federally-funded LIHEAP program assists financially constrained New Jersey customers with heating and medically-necessary cooling costs. In addition, as of March 16, 2020, LIHEAP gas or electric heating customers behind on their PSE&G bills can apply for emergency LIHEAP funding if they qualify. 

“There are several annual programs available to assist those who struggle to pay their utility bills. In particular, we encourage low income families to get help by applying for LIHEAP,” said Fred Daum, executive director, Customer Operations for PSE&G. “Under LIHEAP, those who qualify may receive an average of $300 toward their heating bills and $200 toward medically-necessary cooling costs.” 

Qualifications for LIHEAP benefits are based on last month’s household gross income, household size and primary heating source. You may qualify if you own a house or if heating costs are included in your monthly rent. To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant’s household gross income must meet the monthly income limits listed below, and recipients must re-apply each year. For example, a family of four with an income of $4,292 or less per month may be eligible and should apply. 

LIHEAP general information

For more information, or, to download a LIHEAP application, or find out where to apply, visit our website or call 1-800-510-3102 or 211. Applications and copies of all requested documents must be submitted by email or mail to the designated LIHEAP in-take agency not later than July 31, 2020.

How to contact us with questions

If you have questions about LIHEAP, call 211. If you have questions about PSE&G bill payment, call 1-800-357-2262.

Rosa Pagnillo-Lopez - payment assistance outreach coordinator

8 comments

Leave a Reply

  • I receive Usf but i want to know if there is any assistance for this hard time i have been unemployed since March 16.

  • Hello. I just submitted my application. Are you processing applications at this time?

  • My pse&g bill was in my son name & he was moving & my name was added to the bill, but his name had to remain, we both signed off on it @ pse&g, OEO accepted it & I have received help every since until now, one of the workers said I can’t receive anything until my son name comes off the account, lineup currently give me a monthly credit, so why won’t they give me emergency funds. I’m a disabled senior, I’ve never had this problem when the offices were open

  • Hi the last week I send my info by fax please let me know if you’re resive my documents or not!!!i way for you positive answers and thanks for your help!!!good bless!!!

Follow us on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: