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Consumers Energy extends CARE heating assistance deadline


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f you're behind on your heating bill and have been thinking about reaching out for help

, there's still time.


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onsumers
Energy tells NBC 25 the deadline for heat assistance through the "CARE" program has been extended past Friday.


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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




ENROLLMENT PROCESS:




*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)




Local Salvation Army



True North Community Services 1-800-379-0221 or



THAW 1-877-646-2817





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