I f you're behind on your heating bill and have been thinking about reaching out for help , there's still time.
C onsumers Energy tells NBC 25 the deadline for heat assistance through the "CARE" program has been extended past Friday.
C onsumers Affordable Resource for Energy can assist up to 10 ,000 C onsumers Energy customers. "As of Monday only 6,000 have signed up," says Debra Dodd a Consumers Energy spokesperson.
" CARE " provides a 40 % credit on energy charges from the time of enrollment through August 2014 as well as other benefits if you qualify.
CARE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
*Must be an active residential Consumers Energy Account Holder or spouse of account holder
*Must have a household income no greater than 150% of Federal Poverty Level (Click HERE to see Federal Poverty Level)
*Must NOT have unaddressed theft/fraud on account
*Must be singe metered
*To sign up, contact one of the following CARE partner agencies: Tell the agency you want to sign up for the Consumers Energy CARE program)
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