Pepco & Washington Gas- Ways to Save, Bill Assistance Extended to July, Scams on the rise
Pepco has offered some savings tips for saving energy while at home, bill assistance options, and scams to avoid.
Pepco is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges at least until July and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options.
Our practice of waiving late payment fees, suspending disconnections and offering payment arrangements continues to be in effect until we get past this crisis. In the event you require payment assistance, here are highlights about available options.
Payment Assistance Update: WAFF Extended; Additional LIHEAP Funds Available
We continue to offer financial assistance through our Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF), a program created with The Salvation Army to help families in need pay their heating bills. As of May 15, we are pleased to extend the WAFF application deadline from May 31 to July 31, 2020. Anyone seeking service or WAFF Help can fill out the WAFF application at http://salvationarmynca.org/gethelp/. For a list of local Salvation Army offices, visit http://washingtonareafuelfund.org/contact/.
In addition, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is an annual federal initiative that provides utility bill assistance to low-income households. LIHEAP just received $900 million in additional funding from the CARES Act. In our region, there is $45 million available to households that qualify. Apply now as funds are available on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more by visiting our Energy Assistance page at https://washingtongas.com/LIHEAP