Due to the pandemic, our in-person assistance sites are closed until further notice. If you have an approved State Emergency Relief statement and need assistance with applying for MEAP, you can apply online at uwsem.smapply.org or call 844-211-4994. If you need information about other assistance programs in your area, please call 2-1-1.
If you need to apply for State Emergency Relief, please visit newmibridges.michigan.gov.
If you have an approved SER notice, you can apply over the phone for LSP, MAP, CARE or one-time assistance by calling 844-211-4994.
Applications can be submitted online.
NOTE: If you’ve already applied for utility assistance through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services State Emergency Relief application and would like to additionally apply for affordable payment plans, including DTE Energy’s LSP program, Consumer’s Energy’s CARE program and Semco Energy Gas Company’s Monthly Assistance Program (MAP), please click here.
Choose United Way for Southeastern Michigan as your referral provider, using referral provider number 216993-004, to access additional support services, such as LSP, budget coaching and other resources.
To qualify for State Emergency Relief, you must meet a number of requirements. In general, eligibility is based on the number of individuals in your household, your monthly income and your countable cash assets over $50. Some assets such as homestead, one vehicle, personal and household goods are excluded.
For more information, call 1-844-211-4994 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) toll free.APPLY