JCP&L Helps Customers With Winter Heating Bills

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NEW JERSEY – Jersey Central Power & Light offers various programs for customers in need during this cold winter weather.

The programs include the Lifeline, Universal Service Fund, Weatherization, Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric and New Jersey SHARES programs.

Cash grants are available to customers who meet age and disability requirements through the Lifeline program. For more information, call 800-792-9745.

The Universal Service Fund offers eligible residential customers a monthly bill credit based on income and energy use. For more information, call 800-510-3102.

Customers who own their homes can get held through the weatherization program. Customers’ homes are equipped with energy-saving measures. For more information, call 800-915-8309 or visit and click on “Residential.”

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric helps those low- to moderate-income customers facing economic hardships. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit

Customers who have economic difficulties due to illness, job loss or other problems impacting finances can get temporary help through the New Jersey SHARES program. For more information, call 866-657-4273 or visit

Residential customers can sign up for FirstEnergy Equal Payment Plan, which allows them to make a consistent monthly payment. To apply, call 800-662-3115 or visit