• Enroll in DTE Energy’s LSP plan.
  • Once enrolled you will pay a fixed monthly amount for your utilities, and the program will pay the difference between the plan amount and your monthly bill.
  • Other program benefits include access to dedicated Customer Advocates, self-sufficiency training, protection from shutoff, no future late payment charges and the reduction of your outstanding balance.
  • Any three missed payments during the year will result in plan termination.
  • To qualify, income must be equal to or less than 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines (see chart below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must not have used more than $2500 in natural gas for the year, $2000 in electricity for the year or $4500 in both natural gas and electricity.
  • Must have an active service and no unauthorized usage.
  • Arrears must not exceed $2,800.

Income Requirements

Eligible households must be at or below 150% FPL. The following 2017 guidelines for monthly household income will be in effect:

Household Size Monthly Income
1 1,507.50
2 2,030.00
3 2,552.50
4 3,075.00
5 3,597.50
6 4,120.00
7 4,652.50
8 5,165.00

* For each additional household member, add $522.50.