Emergency Electric Bill Help

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Re: Emergency Electric Bill Help

Post by Copper » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:17 am

I need help with my electric bill in Texas. I am on a fixed income of 341.00 a week and I have a roommate which is also out of work on short term disability until September. He has been paying rent and I have been taking care of the utilities. Well he just finally got his first check of 123.00,so needless to say, rent hasn't been paid and I am way behind on the electric bill. We have a shut off notice for the 24th and between rent and that I just don’t no where the money is going to come from. My roommate also has a 7 year old that he has custody of. I have called other organizations and everyone says they have no funds. I just don’t no where to turn and the electric company just don’t want to budge, please help.

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Re: Emergency Electric Bill Help

Post by CharleD » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Good afternoon,
I need to inquire about assistance paying my electric bill. Before I recently moved, the apartment I was living at, had a horrible insulation, and AC problem. My bill skyrocketed from an average of 120.00 per month to 300.00 per month during the summer. I have been trying to chip away at it little by little since we moved. The whole reason for moving was to find a more energy efficient apartment. Ever since October of last year, I have been paying on it and paying on it, but I received a letter today, saying if I don’t pay the 274.00 that's late, by the 17th of October, they would disconnect my power.
Any help what so ever would be extremely appreciated. What can I do? I have attached a scanned copy of the letter I received today.
Thank you very much for any help or information you can provide.

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Re: Emergency Electric Bill Help

Post by Siena » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:24 am

My sister resides in North port, Florida and her power is off, so it is an emergency due to the heat. She and her husband have been married for 10 years or more. He has been traveling back and forth to Ohio where he is working and she has been living in their house watching his daughter until a few months ago. At that time the daughter moved out because her dad got her an apartment. About a month ago he came down from Missouri and cleaned the house out.
They took everything out and left my sister with nothing, not even a bed to sleep on. Well last week he had the power shut off. My sister is on disability and there are days she is unable to get out of bed. She’s been trying to find an attorney to help her file for a divorce on the grounds of abandonment, but can't afford the chunk of money they want just to take the case. She is staying in the house with no power, my concern is her having a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
It’s about a 110 degrees in the house and the light company won't turn the lights back on without getting a 600 deposit. She is on a fixed income and doesn't have money like that for her electric. I have wrote to many people and got no response from anybody all I need to know is where can she get help to have the Power on or move somewhere else. She is sleeping on a blow up mattress that one of the neighbors bought for her. Her husband is in Ohio living quite fine. He makes about 3000 to 4000 a week. There doesn't seem to be any place that wants to help her deal with these emergency electric situation. If there is ANY program that you know of that would help her could you please let me know. Thank you.

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Re: Emergency Electric Bill Help

Post by Admin » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:48 am

We think you should try our general listing of information for electric assistance. It is good news if you need short term relief and are just waiting on a tax refund. That opens up the options for you, so you are more likely to get help. Try this for emergency utility bill help, as we have many programs listed.
cat1 wrote:My ex husband left the country without leaving the promised funds to pay the bills he is required to pay. I still have a minor child at home, and our electricity will be shut off Monday. I am due a tax refund, but it is taking time, in part, I hear, due to the fiscal cliff. I just need a loan of $200 until the refund comes in to stop our utilities from being shut off. Please, I live in Oregon. I have nowhere else to turn.

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Re: Emergency Electric Bill Help

Post by Jane Luv » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:06 pm

Hello, I'm emailing to find out more about your assistance program. My husband and I have been struggling with an emergency electric bill over $4,000 for our electric bill. All our bills have been estimated and not an actual reading. Everytime we are on a payment plan the amount is so high we can not keep up with, with only having one income for a family of 5. I have 2 children with asthma and cant afford for my electric to be shut off! Can someone please send me information on help! 

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