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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Financial assistance funds available for people's electric bills

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If you are falling behind on your energy bills, you may be eligible to receive help from ComEd’s CARE program, which is accepting applications for Residential Special Hardship and CHAMP grants.

Thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act, legislation that ComEd helped pass in 2016, ComEd customers facing financial hardships and disconnection may be eligible for a portion of the $10 million available in annual ComEd CARE grants. These dollars are part of a five-year, $50 million commitment to help customers in need, and are a continuation of the program originally created by the Smart Grid law enacted in 2011.

The ComEd shareholder-funded CARE programs are focused on helping military families, veterans, senior citizens and customers who may have experienced a job loss, illness or disability and need help paying their electric bills.

ComEd also offers assistance to non-profit organizations that are experiencing a hardship. In addition, customers might be eligible for budget billing and deferred payment arrangements.

In 2017, ComEd CARE grants helped nearly 16,500 customers pay their bills.

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