Outrageous utility bills
I have outrageous utility bills that are impossible for me to pay even though FAP ? FIP ? Already helped out with the amount they are allowed to help per year - , I still owe 500 to one utility company and 800 to another. The utilities skyrocketed this winter and being on SSI with no work history and having no child support help - I just can't make ends meet EVER. I feel so helpless at times. And I'm constantly worried about how I will pay for this or that. The Food Stamps we get don't pay for necessities and by the time those are paid for and other outstanding bills - there is not enough to go around.
I have been thinking of calling the Salvation Army as they did help me last year with ConsumersEnergy but iill they, can they, help 2 years in a row?
Please , if you can, send me any information that I can use to get these utility bills caught up.
I have also a 1000.00 vet bill that I'd really love help on - that is eating me alive..........
And a court payment that I pay 15.00 a month on that will take 8 yrs to pay off
And 2 other bills that I have just stopped paying on completely because I couldnt pay them.
If there is help out there that I'm not seeing . I'd so appreciate being shown where to go..
I am a Tuscola County, Michigan resident.
I receive SSI which is 671.00 ( I think now - direct deposited ) per month and 328.00 food stamps.
I have a 22 yr old and 16 yr old son living with me at the time.
Rent is 300.00 per month.
Do you think there is any other help out there to make the stress less stressful ?
I am disabled and housebound with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I can't work. I so wish I could.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me. I also have a question about the LIHEAP ? Since DHS paid the amount they can this year , am I eligible for LIHEAP or is that where DHS got their funds to help me when they helped?
Stressing to the max because I have two utility bills with soon to be shut off notices if not already shut off notices.