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Residential Hardship

​Are you past-due on your electric bill and have a financial hardship due to job loss, illness, military deployment, disability, or as a senior citizen? If so, you may be eligible for assistance through ComEd's Residential Special Hardship program. Income-eligible, residential customers can apply once every two years for grants of up to $500* based on need and availability of program funds.

*Grant amounts may vary while funds are available.

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Qualifications

This grant is available to residential customers with household incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level ($60,625 for a family of four) who demonstrate a hardship – job loss, documented illness, military deployment, senior or disability hardships, among others.

This option may be available to ComEd customers who receive traditional LIHEAP benefits.

2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household/
Family Size
150% 30 Day Income150% Annual Income250% 30 Day Income250% Annual Income
11,518.0018,2102,529.0030,350
22,058.0024,6903,429.0041,150
32,598.0031,1704,329.0051,950
43,138.0037,6505,229.0062,750
53,678.0044,1306,129.0073,550
64,218.0050,6107,029.0084,350
74,758.0057,0907,929.0095,150
85,298.0063,5708,829.00105,950
95,838.0070,0509,729.00116,750
106,378.0076,53010,629.00127,550
116,918.0083,01011,529.00138,350
127,458.0089,49012,429.00149,150
137,998.0095,97013,329.00159,950
148,538.00102,45014,229.00170,750

For More Information

Utility bill assistance may be available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Contact the Community Action Agency nearest to you for more information. Find a list of locations.

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