ComEd to assist seniors with past-due electric bills

Staff Report

ComEd is offering seniors with past-due electric bills an opportunity to apply for the “Senior Giving” hardship fund program, available only from Dec. 1 to Dec. 24, or while funds are available.

ComEd will pay up to $1,500 toward an eligible customer’s past-due balance.

The “Senior Giving” hardship fund is part of ComEd’s CARE program, which offers a range of financial assistance to help qualifying customers pay their electric bills.

Customers must be older than 60 with a past-due balance, have not received a Residential Special Hardship benefit within the last two years, have no unpaid tampering charges, and are not on a Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). There is no income limit to apply for this program.

Customers can apply at the office of Community Action at 555 N. Court St., Suite 301, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dec. 1-23, and 8:30 to 11 a.m., Dec. 24.

Documents needed include a driver’s license or State I.D. for proof of age, Social Security card, and a recent ComEd bill showing the past-due balance. The name on the bill must be listed on the account as a primary or secondary customer.

From the Dec. 10-16, 2014, issue

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