Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO)
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Provides bill reductions in addition to LIHEAP for customers falling within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Once they are approved for LIHEAP, customers are automatically enrolled in the program and reductions range from 11 to 26 percent, depending on the same criteria used by the state in determining the level of assistance through LIHEAP. The monthly discount will be applied starting with December bills and will continue through May 31, 2013. If you apply for LIHEAP after December, the discount will be applied on the first bill after program enrollment. Contact an agency in your area that can assist you with applying for energy assistance. www.nipsco.com/en/billingpayment/payment-assistance/nipsco_care.aspx
Emergency Charitable Assistance
NIPSCO provides energy assistance funds for those customers who fall between 151-200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and have received a Disconnect Notice. Eligible households can receive up to $200 in gas bill assistance between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Hardship funds are available through many of the same local Community Action Agencies where LIHEAP funds are distributed. A disconnect Notice must be presented with application. Applications for Hardship assistance will be taken through May 31.