Gov. Kathy Hochul just announced, low-income families in New York that are struggling to pay their energy bills will receive a boost with a one-time credit. It’s meant to help them pay down the arrears. The credit is part of a program that was formally adopted by the state Public Service Commission, with $250 million set aside in the state budget earlier this year.
Utility customers who are enrolled in the Energy Affordability Program will have their unpaid utility bills that accrued through May 1 of this year eliminated. Eligible customers enrolled in the affordability program by Dec. 31 could also qualify. Funds are expected to be sent out no later than Aug. 1. The program is meant to provide aid to families that have struggled financially during the pandemic to pay their bills. Click Here To Find Out More About The Program.
Source: Spectrum News