72
      Sunday
      78 / 64
      Monday
      80 / 59
      Tuesday
      86 / 59

      Consumers Energy extends CARE heating assistance deadline


      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.


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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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