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Utility Assistance

Schuylkill Community Action's Utility Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income individuals pay for needed utility services, pending the availability of program funding.
Utility Assistance

On Track Payment Program

The On Track program is a great way for PPL customers to catch up on their back debt. This program is designed to lower a customer's monthly payment while PPL forgives a portion of the back debt upon compliance with the program.

On Track has several guidelines that need to be met before enrollment-so you are encouraged to contact Schuylkill Community Action to check your eligibility. One important note is that proof of income is required as part of the application process.


Utility Assistance
Eligibility
  • Total household income must not exceed 150% of the established poverty guidelines.
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    150% Guidelines - Poverty Level

    Family Size Annual
    1 $17,505
    2 $23,595
    3 $29,685
    4 $35,775
    5 $41,865
    6 $47,955
    7 $54,045
    8 $60,135

    For each additional person, add $6,090
    Requirements/Documentation to be Provided by the Client:
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  • Applicant must provide documentation of income for the three (3) previous whole months

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  • The applicant must provide his/her current light bill.

    Several eligibility requirements must be met. If a client is found to be eligible for On Track, and is enrolled, PPL will:
  • accept a reduced payment as coverage for electric service
  • cancel a portion of any debt owed to PPL every time an On Track payment is made on time
  • provide energy education


  • Operation Help

    Operation Help is a program funded by PPL Electric Utilities, Inc's employees and its customers to assist the elderly, the disabled and other individuals with special hardships in paying their energy bills. A hardship can be, but is not limited to the following: death of head of household, serious injury or illness to head of household, loss of income because welfare/unemployment benefits ended.

    Operation Help provides emergency financial assistance to fixed and low-income PPL customers who, as a result of severe hardship(s), are having difficulty paying their energy bills.

    The program also provides energy assistance to those fixed and low-income PPL customers who do not qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

    Oil assistance is available through the Operation Help program but requires a $100 client co-pay.

     

    Residential Security Deposit Waiver

    In cooperation with PPL, Schuylkill Community Actions offers an electric deposit waiver program for low-income customers. At times, PPL requires a security deposit in order to turn on the electricity of a new customer (or at a new address). The Residential Security Deposit Waiver program gives those unable to pay the deposit the opportunity to have their electric turned on.  
    Eligibility

    Several eligibility requirements must be met in order to receive assistance.
  • Total household income must not exceed 200% of the established poverty guidelines.
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    200% Guidelines - Poverty Level

    Family Size Annual
    1 $23,340
    2 $31,460
    3 $39,580
    4 $47,700
    5 $55,820
    6 $63,940
    7 $72,060
    8 $80,180

    For each additional person, add $8,120

    EPowerwise Energy Saving Kit and Education
    This program is designed to provide energy education to our clients. The clients will be educated on how they can save money by making household adjustments. After completing a review with a case manager the client will receive an energy saving kit.

    Eligibility
    Must be a PPL electric customer and household income must not exceed 150% of the established poverty guidelines.

    UGI CAP and Operation Share Program
    This program offers an income-based or usage based payment agreement with the opportunity for arrearage and shortfall forgiveness. It is intended to help with past due gas utility bills.

    Eligibility
    Total household income must not exceed 150% of the established poverty guidelines; The household must have an active UGI account; The applicant must live at the property and have the gas service in his/her name. Landlords with rental properties do not qualify; Must have a verifiable source of income; UGI must be the primary supplier of GAS.
    Utility Assistance


    SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

    SCA is firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.

     



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