PSEG Long Island is reminding customers that financial assistance programs are available to certain low-income households to help cover the costs of electric bills this winter.
Both federally-funded and company-supported programs are available for eligible customers to help cover high utility costs during what has been a cold winter.
Project Warmth, an emergency initiative from United Way of Long Island, is accepting applications until Friday, Feb. 26. The deadline to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program, which has no required payback, is Monday, March 15.
Additionally, enrollment is open for PSEG-LI’s Household Assistance Program, which provides a monthly credit on electric bills for customers receiving benefits from certain federal and state programs. If approved, the credit is effective for 18 months and is renewable.
Customers can visit PSEG-LI online for more information about the programs and eligibility.
“PSEG Long Island works with our customers to assist with payment plans and to provide information about programs that can help them in times of need,” said Rick Walden, vice president of customer operations for PSEG-LI. “We recognize that the effects of COVID-19 are ongoing and that the financial difficulty for many of our neighbors continues into the second year of this public health crisis. During these stressful times, we want to assure our customers that assistance is available to help them face unexpected challenges.”
Electric service terminations for non-payment have been suspended and late payment charges are being temporarily waived throughout the duration of the governor’s state of emergency declaration.