Newsletter: Michigan’s Energy Protections and Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Michigan Public Service Commission encourages any customer struggling with their energy bills due to the impacts of COVID-19 and in need of utility bill assistance to first contact their utility company to ask what kind of protections, funding, flexible payment options, or energy savings tools and resources are available.
You may also call 2-1-1 or go to www.mi211.org for energy assistance information or to learn about agencies that can help you with your energy bill. In addition, you can apply for State Emergency Relief (SER) through MI Bridges or by contacting your local MDHHS office. Households who qualify for SER also qualify for assistance through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), which providers supplemental bill payment assistance and energy self-sufficiency services. The State of Michigan has implemented changes to allow for faster processing of emergency requests and to make access to assistance benefits easier. Click here for more information about energy assistance.
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“Are you concerned about your utility service as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Help is available for Michiganders who have been financially impacted because of the coronavirus.”
“Worried about how you’ll pay your utility bills? Be proactive and contact your utility company to ask what kind of protections, funding, flexible payment options, or other resources are available.”