PSE&G Reminds Customers To Apply For Assistance In Paying Winter Heating Bills

PSE&G Reminds Customers To Apply For Assistance In Paying Winter Heating Bills

PR Newswire

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 6, 2013

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With winter weather just around the
corner, PSE&G is reminding customers that the Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications for the 2014 heating

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"LIHEAP helps struggling families stay warm in the winter and stretch their
budget to cover other necessities," said Joseph A. Forline, PSE&G's vice
president for customer solutions. "It's essential that our customers know this
assistance is available. Eligibility is based on last month's income, so
customers who did not qualify before might now be able to take advantage of
this program.'"


PSE&G customers who meet the guidelines for LIHEAP may be eligible to receive
an average of $300 toward their utility bill. To receive assistance, they must
pay their heating costs directly, pay their landlord according to their usage,
or have their heating included in their rent. Homeowners are also eligible and
should apply.

Income guidelines also apply. To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the
applicant's household gross income must be at or below 200 percent of the
federal poverty level. That means a family of four making $3,925 or less per
month may be eligible.

To see if your household meets the state income guidelines and where to apply,
visit or call 1-800-510-3102. Applications are available at
the PSE&G's 16 walk-in Customer Service Centers listed on your bill. Remember,
applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014.


Customers who apply for LIHEAP are automatically screened for the New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities' Universal Service Fund (USF). This program can
lower the amount you have to pay for your gas and electric bills. Applications
are accepted all year.


PSE&G households that are not eligible for low income programs and are behind
in their PSE&G bill should visit for other programs like the
TRUE Grant and NJ SHARES. Seniors and disabled adults collecting Social
Security Disability may be eligible for the New Jersey Lifeline Credit

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 Enterprise Group (PSEG)

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