- One-time assistance to resolve the household's crisis for the next 30 days. The following caps shall apply during the 2017–18 program year:
- Up to $850 for natural gas, wood, and others
- Up to $850 for electricity, and...
- Up to $1,200 for deliverable fuels limited to LP gas/propane, fuel oil, and coal.
- Account must be residential (not a commercial account)
Accounts must have a past due balance (usage arrears)
- The following do not qualify as usage arrears: cooking gas, bankruptcy, unauthorized or illegal usage, utility/energy provider late fees, utility/energy provider unregulated services (appliance repair)
- Utility service must be active
Account must be in applicant's name. If the account is not in the applicant's name, the applicant must provide
- a written explanation as to why the responsible party listed on the utility bill is not the one applying for MEAP assistance
- proof of ID that matches the address on the utility bill
- all documents required to process the application
- Applicant must pay unauthorized usage charges and security fees
Eligible households must be at or below 150% FPL. The following 2017 guidelines for monthly household income will be in effect:
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For each additional household member, add $522.50.