On behalf of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, please see the message below.
You may be aware that electric, gas and water utility companies in New Jersey will resume shut off of service in January for customers with unpaid overdue balances.
The NJ Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) is trying to get the word out about their utility assistance programs to families behind on their utility bills now, so residents have time to apply for help and bring down their balances before January.
Attached is the State’s energy assistance brochure, and the NJ BPU’s fall flyer (both attached in English and Spanish).
The income limits for these utility assistance programs have been temporarily raised as of October 1st so more families can access assistance they need. For example, a household of four with income at or below $106,000 per year can qualify for monthly credits and energy debt forgiveness through the Universal Service Fund (USF) program.
NJ Energy Assistance Brochure (English)
NJ Energy Assistance Brochure (Spanish)