Get Help Paying Heating Bills

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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With winter temperatures dropping and heating costs rising, AARP Minnesota encourages people struggling to pay their utility bills to apply for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program.

The program helps low-income households pay their heating bills, fix broken heating equipment and avoid disconnections when late on payments. Individuals with annual income up to $22,694 and couples with income up to $29,677 may be eligible. Minnesotans can apply whether they own or rent their homes.

To learn more, go to mn.gov/commerce/energy/consumers and click on “Heating Assistance” or call 800-657-3710.