Friday, June 1, 2012

Help with Electric Bills Available for Summit County FirstEnergy Consumers

Summit County Executive Russ Pry announces that his Department of Community and Economic Development will be hosting a fuel fund assistance day for all income qualified FirstEnergy customers at the Job Center (1040E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio) beginning at 8 am on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Applicants will be given a number upon arrival. Only 200 numbers will be distributed on the date of intake. If you arrive after all 200 numbers have been distributed, you may call 330.643.2068 to obtain future fuel fund dates.

Eligibility is based on a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.  (To calculate, click here.)  Persons applying for fuel fund assistance must provide the following on the day of service: photo identification (driver’s license or other form of photo ID); social security card; most recent delinquent electric bill or termination notice; proof of a good faith payment within the past 90 days of the date in which the applicant applies for assistance.   Please note that a person is only eligible once every 12 months to receive the fuel fund assistance and we cannot apply payments to a deferred account balance.  HEAP and PIPP payments are not considered a good faith payment.

Source: Summit County Executive Russ Pry's Office