Utility Assistance

Apply for utility assistance and keep your monthly bills affordable.

There’s a new process for applying for utility assistance through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP). Follow the steps below to apply either in person or online.

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BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING READY:

1. Utility bill account number and mailing address as shown on monthly bill
2. Date and amount of previous energy assistance received within the last 12 months
3. Social Security number plus identity verification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.) and date of birth for each household member;
4. Pay amount and employer’s name for each employed member of the household
5. Amount of unearned income received by each member of the household (Social Security benefits, pension/retirement benefits, veteran’s benefits, military allotments, DHS FIP cash assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Workers’ Compensation, child support, etc.)
6. Monthly and annual income last year for each self-employed person
7. Bank account statements
8. Vehicle registration

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GET HELP

For more information, call 1-844-211-4994 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday) toll free.

APPLY ONLINE FOR STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF

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.

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Apply in person

Wayne County

Franklin Wright Settlements
7375 Woodward Ave.
Detroit
Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed for the holidays between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6. Normal hours resume Jan. 7.

Oakland County

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
76 Williams St.
Pontiac
Open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed for the holidays on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Macomb County

ACCESS
4301 E. 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights
Open Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.