Deadline Is Approaching For Help In Paying Heating Bills

           Deadline Is Approaching For Help In Paying Heating Bills

LIHEAP applications must be submitted by April 30

PR Newswire

NEWARK, N.J., April 18, 2013

NEWARK, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric & Gas
Company is reminding its customers that Tuesday, April 30, is the deadline to
apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and that
Friday, May 31, is the deadlinefor LIHEAP emergency assistance.

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LIHEAP provides assistance to families and individuals to help pay for home
heating and medically necessary cooling costs. Homeowners should apply and
renters may qualify if their heat is included in their rent. Only the last
month of income counts toward eligibility, so many newly unemployed or
underemployed may now qualify. Income-eligible households typically receive
about $300 toward heating costs and may be eligible for $200 toward electric
costs for those needing medically necessary cooling.

Customers who have already received LIHEAP assistance and who still are having
difficulty paying their winter heating bills may be eligible for additional
LIHEAP emergency assistance. Customers may receive up to $450 depending on
their PSE&G bill account balance. To apply, customers must heat with PSE&G,
have a LIHEAP payment posted on their PSE&G heating (gas or electric) bill,
and have a shut-off notice. LIHEAP emergency assistance will onlyremain open
until May 31 for PSE&G heating customers that have already applied for LIHEAP
by April 30.

"We know there are many customers who are eligible but unfortunately miss the
deadline," said Joseph A. Forline, vice president of customer solutionsfor
PSE&G. "We want to see as many customers as possible take advantage of this
opportunity to get help with their energy bills."

LIHEAP income eligibility levels are at 200 percent of the federal poverty
level. That means a family of four with a monthly income at or below $3,842
may be eligible.  The chart below provides income eligibility information.

2013 Maximum Income Limits for LIHEAP
Monthly Gross      Monthly Gross

Household Size      Household Size
Income                                    Income

1   7
$1,862                                    $5,822

2   8
$2,522                                    $6,482

3   9
$3,182                                    $7,142

4 10
$3,842                                    $7,384

5   $7,538
6   $7,692
 To determine eligibility for household sizes greater than 12,

add $154 for each additional member.

To see if your household is income-eligible for LIHEAP and to find out where
to apply, visit or call 1-800-510-3102 7 days a week from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Applications also are available atPSE&G's 16 walk-in Customer
Service Centers listed on customers' utility bills.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and
largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly
three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the
ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a
subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG),
a diversified energy company (

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SOURCE Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)

Contact: for media: Kristine Snodgrass 973 430 7734, for customers & others:
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