Maine $300 LIHEAP Checks: Who Can Apply?

As cold weather becomes more common in the U.S., thousands of families continue to struggle with the rising cost of their energy bills.

so great number of people will be qualified to receive financial help of up to $300 each and every month.

The state government of Maine has programs like LIHEAP, or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income families pay for their heating costs with money.

According to the state's website, this service is offered through Maine Public Utilities, with a resource guide at MaineElectricHelp.com.

Versant Power and the Central Maine Power Company have established an AMP to assist low-income residents who are now behind on their electric bill payments.

Eligibility

Customers in Maine with a $500 energy bill payment debt that is at least three months old are eligible to enroll in the program and receive LIHEAP.

As long as they pay on time, participating indebted customers will be forgiven half of their arrearage payment amount, up to $300.

Residents of Maine who are eligible for energy assistance should contact their local Community Action Agency, utility supplier, or the state's website.

How to apply?

If you are having trouble making your utility payments, you should contact your supplier as soon as possible.

They may be able to assist you with payment arrangement options or even financial aid programs that you may be eligible for.