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How to Get Help with AEP Bills

How to Get Help with AEP Bills

Are you struggling to pay your AEPA Ohio Bill? You don’t have to struggle anymore, there are options for you to pay your bill!

Need Help Paying Your AEP Ohio Bill? We Found Help!

Ohio’s HEAP can help you with your utility payments. If you apply for and are approved for the program based on your income, you will be able to have credits applied directly to your AEP bill. You may only apply for HEAP once per year.

The Neighbor to Neighbor program through AEP Ohio can help you with your bill payment one time per year. Dollar Energy allows those who are income-eligible to have their bill paid up to a certain amount depending on your family size. Generally, the amount will not cover the entire bill.

If the weather drops below 32 degrees in Ohio, AEP will not shut your power off. This applies during the winter months. AEP also helps during summer by not shutting the power off if you are at risk of health issues and the temperature is high. In addition, the reconnection fee is reduced during the winter months.

Do you have on old refrigerator or freezer that is still working? If so, AEP Ohio will pay you and take it away for you. You can then use the flat payment of $50 to pay toward your electric bill.

AEP Ohio Customers Have Payment Options

If you know you are not going to be able to pay your bill, AEP Ohio might work with you on a payment arrangement or extension. Generally, accounts need to be in good standing to be eligible for an arrangement. The sooner you know you are going to need an extension, the better your chances of getting one from AEP Ohio will be.

Through the percentage of income payment plan, your bill can be drastically reduced. The plan was created to help those who are low-income have more affordable bills. It will allow you to make sure you are not paying too much for your electric based on your income. If you enroll in this program, your rates will be lower than average.

If you are better at paying your bills when you know they are always going to be the same, the average payment plan may work for you. The plan allows the company to calculate your average energy usage over 12 months. You’ll then have to pay the average amount each month. At the end of the term, you’ll be responsible for any remaining amount of your actual usage.

Avoid Shut Off With These Helpful Resources

The Salvation Army works to help those who are in need by providing them with once per year payment assistance. You can get up to $200 that you can apply to your bill when you do an application for help from The Salvation Army. You will need to show proof of income and proof of need in the form of a past due utility bill or a shut-off notice.

The Broad Street United Methodist outreach program can help you if you live in or around Columbus. It provides emergency utility assistance to those who are in need once per year. The program is church-sponsored but does not require you to be a member of the church.

If you are in need of emergency help, the Central Community House may have funding available. They provide low-income families with emergency assistance. They do not always have funding, but may be able to help in other ways.

The Hillard Food Pantry works to help low-income families who have different needs. While their primary focus is on food and clothing, they may also be able to help with shelter and utility payments. If funding is not available to help you when you visit the food pantry, they may have referrals they can give you to other organizations that can help.

Upgrade Your House for Free and Save on Your AEP Ohio Bill

The Ohio weatherization program can help you make your home more energy-efficient. The program can provide insulation in walls, attics and floors to make the home better able to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures. Income-eligible residents may also be able to receive other free upgrades based on a needs assessment performed by the weatherization agency.

All AEP Ohio customers are eligible for a free energy profile they can do online. It is self-guided and tells you where you need the most help to save more money on your electric bill.

The residential upgrade programs AEP Ohio has to offer can help you make your home more energy efficient. Homes that are energy efficient are less expensive to maintain. AEP Ohio helps low-income families in a variety of ways to ensure they are able to upgrade their home with things like free energy-efficient appliances, light bulbs and weatherproofing products.

If you have purchased an appliance, AEP Ohio may help you with an energy-efficient appliance rebate.

Customers who are credit eligible may be able to take advantage of the AEP efficient financing program. It allows you to make upgrades to your home now and pay for them later. If you plan to take advantage of this, make sure you are prepared for a loan payment.

Save Even More on Your AEP Ohio Bill

You can reduce your bill by reducing your energy usage. You can see changes in your bill by following just a few simple and free tips.

Save even more money in Ohio!

Brenda K Russell-Fox

Saturday 20th of April 2019

How much income can a widow make a year who is 69 yrs old and receive assistance monthly on her electric bill? Is there programs for this?

Riley Thomson

Monday 22nd of April 2019

Brenda, Each program has different guidelines. What electric company are you looking for information on? -Riley