You or someone you know may be eligible for help with home heating bills. The following assistance programs are available for limited-income residents in Michigan.
- Payment Arrangements
Schedule monthly payments to pay off a past-due balance.
- Earned Income Tax Credit
Special tax credits for limited-income customers.
- Medical Emergency Protection
Helps in preventing disconnection in households where there is a medical need for electric service.
- State Emergency Relief Program (SER)
Additional energy assistance available for those with past-due bills or facing a service shut-off.
- Senior Protection (65 years and up)
Senior Protection (65 years and up)
- Home Heating Tax Credit
Credit on income taxes that helps pay home heating costs.
- Third-Party Notification
Select a third party to be notified, and act on your behalf, if your account faces disconnection.
- Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
A list of Michigan energy assistance agencies by County.
- Shut-Off Protection for Military Members
Assistance for active military personnel and their families.
- Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program
Provides free home energy conservation services to eligible homeowners and renters.
- Winter Protection Plan
Protects from service shut-off and high energy bill payments during winter months.
- Affordable Rental Housing
Affordable Rental Housing
- Low Income Home Interest Loans
Low Income Home Interest Loans.
- Michigan Veteran’s Trust Fund (MVTF)
Michigan Veteran’s Trust Fund (MVTF).
If you’re having financial difficulties, or are even anticipating them, please contact us so we can help you make the best choice for your situation.
Various organizations are available to help you get connected with essential services you may need. Information and assistance offered by U.P. 2-1-1 includes home care, housing, transportation, child and family services and employment. U.P. 2-1-1 can also connect callers with home heating assistance. Dial 2-1-1 from within the Upper Peninsula or call 1-800-338-1119.