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More than 54,000 National Grid customers and 119,000 PSEG customers
are behind on their utility bills due to corporate greed and the
economic devastation wrought by the pandemic. And that situation has
worsened due to the recent “bill surges”.

on June 16, the State Public Service Commission adopted a $557 million
program to provide COVID-19 utility bill relief for low-income electric
and natural gas utility customers. Low-income residential customers
enrolled in their utility’s energy affordability program will have any
debts for service received through May 1, 2022, forgiven in full.

qualify, you must currently be enrolled in your utility’s monthly
low-income bill discount program (EAP), or enroll by December 31, 2022.
Recipients of New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program or Regular
Arrears Supplement, or those awaiting receipt of such funds, are also
categorically eligible for the program.

During the workshop, we’ll help walk folks through the enrollment process and explain why utility debt shouldn’t exist.