Help Keeping the Air Conditioning On

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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As another sweltering summer is predicted for the state, AARP is reminding residents who have limited incomes that help is available to keep the air conditioning on.

State law prohibits utilities from shutting off electricity for nonpayment from June 1 to Sept. 30 on any day in which the forecast temperature is above 95 degrees
or the heat index is above 105.

Residents should also know that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will provide help with cooling costs. Individuals with annual income up to $15,080 and couples up to $20,426 may be eligible for financial assistance.

For more information on LIHEAP’s cooling assistance program, call 855-373-4636 toll-free. To report inappropriate utility shutoffs during heat waves, call 800-392-8222.

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