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Bill Payment Assistance

​​Maryland

We want to share a few resources that can help you meet your energy needs.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)/ Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)*

  • This program provides assistance to low-income customers with their home heating bills 

  • Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company

  • Applicants are eligible to apply for the MEAP program once at any time during the program year, July 1-May 31

  • Call 1-800-352-1446 or visit the Office of Home Energy Programs website

Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)*

  • This program provides assistance to low-income customers for their electric bill

  • Customers may receive help that pays a portion of their current electric bill

  • Some EUSP participants may qualify for assistance with past-due electric bills as well as
    referrals to energy efficiency program

  • Call 1-800-352-1446 or visit the Office of Home Energy Pro​grams website

Utility Service Protection Plan (USPP)*

  • This program is designed to protect low-income families from utility shutoff

  • Customers who are eligible for assistance from MEAP may also be eligible for 
    participation in USPP

  • Customers receive an electric bill for the same amount each month throughout the year

  • Call 1-866-900-3637 or visit the Office of Home Energy Programs website

*The program is administered through the Maryland Department of Human Resources, 
Office of Home Energy Programs.

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