NEW JERSEY – Tis the season to add all of those festive Christmas lights to your home – and your electric bill. But there is good news! Jersey Central Power and Light and the Affordable Housing Alliance are holding walk-in registration events to help individuals register for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) programs on Dec. 19 through Dec. 21.
The LIHEAP program offers assistance to those low-income families or individuals that meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. The PAGE program helps low-to-moderate income families experiencing economic hardship pay their gas and electric bills.
The events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Dec. 19, it is scheduled at 1345 Englishtown Rd. in Old Bridge. Dec. 20, the event is at 300 Main St. in Allenhurst. Dec. 21, the event is at 25 Adafre Ave. in Toms River and will host the PAGE program only.
To find out if you qualify for one of these assistance programs, visit njpoweron.org. Potential applicants must bring a driver’s license, a social security card, pay stubs, proof of residence, and recent utility bills if they plan on attending one of the walk-in registration events.
JCP&L customers can also ease the financial strain that accompanies the holiday season by managing their electric bills through the FirstEnergy Equal Payment Plan. This plan allows customers to make steady monthly payments to avoid the seasonal hike in their electric bills. For more information on this plan, visit firstenergycorp.com or call 1-800-662-3115.