Financial Assistance 

Need help paying your bill? Financial assistance programs are available for eligible customers. Click here to see assistance programs at a glance, or learn more below.

Universal Service Fund (USF)

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities created the Universal Service Fund (USF) program to help low-income households pay for electric and natural gas service. Under the USF, eligible New Jersey customers pay no more than 6% of their income for their natural gas and electric service combined. The USF program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

For more information, please see the link below, or call:  
USF/LIHEAP Hotline: 866-240-1347

Universal Service Fund

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income New Jersey residents pay their energy bills. Payments vary depending on your income, household size, fuel type and heating region. 

For more information, please see the link below or call 800-510-3102


Lifeline Assistance Program

Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program or who receive Supplemental Security Income.

For more information, please see the link below or call 800-792-9745



NJ Shares assists income-eligible households in paying their energy, telephone and water bills. New Jersey SHARES provides relief to people who are not eligible for other types of assistance. 

For more information, please see the link below or call 866-657-4273 


NJ Comfort Partners

NJ Comfort Partners is a free energy saving and energy education program for qualified low income customers. The program helps you save energy and money while making your home more energy-efficient.

For more information, please see the link below or call 888-773-8326

NJ Comfort Partners

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)

The PAGE energy assistance program benefits homeowners and renters who are NJ residents; have not have received USF in the past 6 months or HEA within the last heating season are facing a crisis situation that includes a documented notice of overdue payment for gas and/or electric service, and have a past history of making regular payments towards their utility bills. 

For more information, please see the link below or call 732-982-8710


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charity's Financial Assistance program assists people of all backgrounds and religions who may need help paying utility bills to avoid a disconnection of services.

For more information, please see the link below or call 856-342-4100​

Catholic Charities

Donate to NJ SHARES

New Jersey residents who wish to help their less fortunate neighbors pay their energy bills may do so by making a tax-deductible donation to NJ SHARES. 

For more information and to donate online, please see the link below

Donate to NJ SHARES

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