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Energy Assistance: Thousands could get help worth up to $300 for utilities

Energy prices have only continued to increase as inflation continues, and thousands could see energy assistance worth up to $300 toward utilities.

These energy assistance programs are available in the state of Maine where residents also could see help with utilities like electricity.

These benefits are available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

The program provides money to low income families to help pay for heat.

To receive help, visit These programs are through the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Eligibility for energy assistance and up to $300 for utilities

According to The Sun, both Central Maine Power Company and Versant Power offer an AMP. An AMP is an Arrearage Management Program to help low income residents currently in arrears with electricity bills.

In order to participate in an AMP, customers must be eligible for LIHEAP with a debt of $500 or more in energy payments. The debts must be at least 90 days old.

Customers will have half of their arrearage amount forgiven each much that they pay their current bill on time. The maximum amount forgiven is $300.

You can apply through your local Community Action Agency, the website, or your utility provider.

State officials have said if you find yourself struggling to pay your energy bills, seek out energy assistance with your provider ASAP.

Some options most people will qualify for are payment arrangement options. If you qualify you could see financial assistance.

People at your utility provider’s office should be able to help explain your bill so you better understand it. They can also offer tips for your energy use and assist you with monitoring alerts.

Direct payments worth $500 per month application deadline approaching

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