Help from Public Service of New Hampshire
This is the states largest electric company, and thousands of customers across the state use electricity to power their heating systems during the winter. So some of these customers will need help with their winter heating bills from time to time. The programs and services offered to struggling individuals by Public Service of New Hampshire include the following.
New Hampshire Statewide Electric Assistance Program (EAP)
This program is for income-eligible PSNH customers. Low income customers may be able to qualify for a discount of 5 percent or more off their monthly heating bills. Residential customers may apply for the state Electric Assistance Program (EAP) by contacting one of the local Community Action Agencies (CAA) located throughout the state of New Hampshire. After applying for help, the CAA will determine eligibility of the amount of savings on your heating bill by reviewing your total household income and the number of people who live in your household.
Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) created the Neighbor Helping Neighbor heating bill assistance fund in 1986. The reason it was created was to assist low income and struggling customers who can't afford to pay their heating bill but do not qualify for federal government funded fuel assistance programs.
Today, almost 2,000 families are helped per year from the Neighbor Helping Neighbor program. The amount of aid provided to applicants will vary based upon their exact financial situation, and the amount owed on their heating bills. Applications for assistance from this resource are also being made available through the Community Action Program agencies that are located throughout the state of New Hampshire.
If interested in either of these programs, contact your local community action agency.