Financial Assistance 

Do you have trouble paying your South Jersey Gas bill on a regular basis? Below are financial assistance options for residential customers who may need help paying their natural gas bill. 

Want  more information from South Jersey Gas on payment arrangements, budget billing or other flexible payment options? 

Please contact Customer Care at the link below

Customer Care

Universal Service Fund

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities created the Universal Service Fund 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 Human Services.

For more information about USF, please see the link below, or call one of the following numbers:  
USF/LIHEAP Hotline: 866-240-1347
For out-of-state callers: 609-826-4780

Universal Service Fund

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps elderly, disabled and 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 persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program or who receive Supplemental Security Income.

To enroll for Lifeline 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 general information about NJ Shares see the link below or call 866-657-4273 


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

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 and helps make your home more energy-efficient.

For more information about NJ Comfort Partners see the link below or call 888-773-8326

NJ Comfort Partners

Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses

Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) is a one-time program designed to help low to moderate income households in New Jersey. The intent of the program is to help those who are experiencing economic hardships and struggle to pay their natural gas and electric bills. The Affordable Housing Alliance is the administrator of  the TRUE program and is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). 

See the link below for more information and to apply

Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric

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