How to get help paying winter heating bills

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – More than 16,000 Michigan households will be getting help staying warm this winter through the Consumers Energy CARE program.

The program is an affordable payment plan available to customers based on income.

consumers eligibility How to get help paying winter heating bills

For qualified households with a past due balance, CARE can provide assistance for up to 12 months.

This is the fourth year for the program that is funded through a grant from the State of Michigan.

Here’s how the program works:

  • Participants receive a 50 percent credit on their monthly energy bill from November through March, and 30 percent in April through October.
  • A past due balance is frozen and will be paid down over the program year as long as participants make regular monthly payments.
  • Participants qualify to receive a free in-home energy efficiency visit and weatherization services through Consumers Energy’s Helping Neighbors program

Space in the CARE program is limited and enrollment ends when available positions are filled.

Go here to learn more information.

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