f you're behind on your heating bill and have been thinking about reaching out for help
, there's still time.
Energy tells NBC 25 the deadline for heat assistance through the "CARE" program has been extended past Friday.
onsumers Affordable Resource for Energy can assist up to 10
onsumers Energy customers. "As of
Monday only 6,000 have signed up," says Debra Dodd a Consumers Energy spokesperson.
" 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)
True North Community Services 1-800-379-0221 or