The Department of Community Affairs in the State of NJ has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation and provide aide for eligible residential customers.
This Winter Termination Program is intended to prevent shutoffs between November 15 through March 15 for eligible residential customers receiving residential electric, sewer and water service from a local authority, municipal utility, investor- owned utility, or rural electric cooperative.
Please review the letter signed by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver for further details by clicking HERE or reading below.
All residential customers in arrears can find more information on assistance including eligibility requirements at https://dcaid.dca.nj.gov/en-US/are-you-eligible/ or via NJ211.
The NJ Department of Community Affairs has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation for eligible residential customers receiving residential electric, sewer and water service from a local authority, municipal utility, or rural electric cooperative from November 15th through March 15th.
Service cannot be disconnected during this period to those residential customers who demonstrate at the time of the intended termination that they are:
- Recipients of benefits under the Federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or certified as eligible therefore under standards set by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
- Recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
- Recipients of Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Recipients of Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD).
- Recipients of General Assistance (GA) benefits.
- Recipients of the Universal Service Fund (USF).
- Recipients of the Low-income Household Water Assistance Program.
- Recipients of benefits under the Lifeline Credit Program.
- Persons unable to pay their utility bills because of circumstances beyond their control. Such circumstances shall include, but shall not be limited to, unemployment, illness, medically related expenses, recent death of an immediate family member, and any other circumstances, which might cause financial hardship.