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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 ($65,500 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.

2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household/ 
Family Size
150% 30 Day Income 150% Annual Income 250% 30 Day Income 250% Annual Income
1
1,595 19,140 2,658 31,900
2
2,155 25,860 3,592 43,100
3 2,715 32,580 4,525 54,300
4 3,275 39,300 5,458 65,500
5 3,835 46,020 6,392 76,700
6 4,395 52,740 7,325 87,900
7 4,955 59,460 8,258 99,100
8 5,515 66,180 9,192 110,300
9 6,075 72,900 10,125 121,500
10 6,635 79,620 11,058 132,700
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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