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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 ($64,375 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.

2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household/
Family Size
150% 30 Day Income150% Annual Income250% 30 Day Income250% Annual Income
1$1,561 $18,735 $2,602 $31,225
2$2,114 $25,365 $3,523 $42,275
3$2,666 $31,995 $4,444 $53,325
4$3,219 $38,625 $5,365 $64,375
5$3,771 $45,255 $6,285 $75,425
6$4,324 $51,885 $7,206 $86,475
7$4,876 $58,515 $8,127 $97,525
8$5,429 $65,145 $9,048 $108,575
9$5,981 $71,775 $9,969 $119,625
10$6,534 $78,405 $10,890 $130,675
11$6,918 $83,010 $11,529 $138,350
12$7,458 $89,490 $12,429 $149,150
13$7,998 $95,970 $13,329 $159,950
14$8,538 $102,450 $14,229 $170,750

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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