Payment Assistance Programs

Program Name LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Description

LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their winter heating bills. You may qualify even if your heat is included in the rent. To be eligible, your household income does not exceed the amounts allowed in the following household income table.

You may be eligible for up to $450 in Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) emergency financial assistance toward your PSE&G bill.

Note: The LIHEAP Program is now accepting applications till June 30, 2014.

How to Apply
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Program Name NJ Universal Service Fund (USF)
Description

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities created the Universal Service Fund (USF), which helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers. If you're eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for your gas and electric bills.

How to Apply

*USF accepts applications all year.

*Note: once application is completed, it must be mailed or delivered to the Intake Agency in your county.

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Program Name TRUE (Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses) Grant
Description

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has awarded $25 million in Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) Program funding to the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA). This one-time TRUE Grant assistance, administered by the AHA, is intended for low to middle income New Jersey residents who are struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. The maximum grant is $750 for electric and $750 for gas service, depending on your balance owed. Funds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

How to Apply Click here for program eligibility requirements and how to apply.
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Program Name PAGE (Payment Assistance Gas and Electric)
Description

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provided funding for a new program known as Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE) to the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA). This annual PAGE Grant assistance, administered by the AHA, is intended for low to moderate income New Jersey residents who are struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. The maximum grant is $700 for electric and $700 for gas service, depending on your balance owed.

How to Apply Click here for program eligibility requirements and how to apply.
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Program Name NJ SHARES
Description

NJ SHARES has funds available for PSE&G customers who are behind on their utility bills

New Jersey SHARES, Inc. is an energy-assistance program that assists moderate income households who do not qualify for federal or state energy programs such as LIHEAP and/or USF and whose income does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. Each client fills out an electronic application with the assistance of a local community-based organization or can apply online. New Jersey SHARES partners with more than 275 organizations statewide. Eligibility is determined by income and household size. Applicants must demonstrate a temporary financial need and a history of good-faith payments to PSE&G. New Jersey SHARES maximum grant was increased to $1,200. Customer can received grants up to $700 for gas and $500 for electric service. Customers heating with electric can received up to $700 on their electric heat account.

Grants are available all year.  Grants must result in continuance and/or restoration of service.

To donate or apply for the New Jersey SHARES program, please call toll-free 1-866-NJSHARES (1-866-657-4273) or visit www.njshares.org

How to Apply
For more information
  • Visit the NJ SHARES website.
  • Call 1-866-NJSHARES (657- 4273).
   
Program Name NJ Lifeline Credit Program
Description

NJ Lifeline is a $225 yearly credit for your electric or gas bill. You must be a New Jersey resident; 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits. Your annual income (not the household income) for 2014 is less than $26,130 if single or less than $32,037 if married.

How to Apply
  • Click here to download an application.
  • Write to NJ Lifeline, P.O. Box 715, Trenton, NJ 08625-0714 for an application.
  • Pick up an application from one of PSE&G's 16 walk-in Customer Service Centers.
  • Mail completed applications to:  NJ Dept of Human Services/Revenue Processing Center – PAAD/NJ Lifeline Program, PO Box 637, Trenton, NJ 08625-9826.
For more information
  • Call 1-800-792-9745
   
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TRUE or PAGE are available to help moderate income households.


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Receive $1,200 for electric and gas bills.


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