Low-Income Rate Assistance
Rate Relief Program
- Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
Under PIPP, an eligible client pays a percentage of their income, receive a monthly benefit towards their utility bill, and receive a reduction in overdue payments for every on-time payment they make by the bill due date. To enroll in the PIPP, contact your local LIHEAP administering agency.
- Summer Assistance Program: A one-time $30 credit for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program participants with household incomes up to 200 percent of the poverty level. Program Dates: June 1 - Aug. 31. Apply at your local LIHEAP administering agency.
- Fresh Start
LIHEAP-approved space-heating customers may qualify to participate in the Fresh Start Arrearage Reduction Program, which provides monthly credits of up to $150 a month for qualifying customers who begin and continue to pay their electric bills on time.
For more information: Call ComEd CARE at 888-806-2273
- Residential Hardship Fund: Variable grants of up to $1,000 to offset rate increases for people with special circumstances and hardships. Customers with household incomes up to 400 percent of the poverty level may be eligible if they identify a special hardship issue such as medical expenses, military service, seniors requiring in-home care or grandparents raising minor grandchildren, or a person in the home with a disability. Verification of hardship will be required. Apply at your local LIHEAP administering agency.
- C.H.A.M.P (ComEd Helps Activated Military Personnel): Special services and benefits, including a one-time cash stipend, deferred billing, extended due dates, and late charges cancellation.
Eligibility: Military deployment and disabled veterans with 2 years or more of service
To Apply: Applications available online. Call ComEd CARE at 888-806-CARE (2273)