Assisting Customers with Special 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.


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.

2015-2016 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Family Size 30-Day Income Annual Income
1 $2,452 $29,425
2 $3,319 $39,825
3 $4,185 $50,225
4 $5,052 $60,625
5 $5,919 $71,025
6 $6,785 $81,425
7 $7,652 $91,825
8 $8,519 $102,225

For More Information

The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) listed in the following link are accepting LIHEAP applications.