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New Jersey Ban on Utility Shut Offs to End Dec. 31, 2021

The New Jersey moratorium on gas and electric companies shutting off service due to non-payment during the coronavirus pandemic is set to expire at the end of the year and the state has sent alerts to 350,000 households with overdue bills.

The grace period to apply for utility relief ends Dec. 31 and residents may apply for assistance in paying bills if they can show an economic hardship related to COVID-19.

Department of Community Affairs Screening Tool: Find out what programs you are eligible for by clicking the link below:

  • Programs Include: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Universal Services Fund (USF), American Rescue Plan Utility Debt Relief (ARP), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Lead-Safe Home Remediation Program, and more.

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE):

  • Utility Assistance Program that helps low to moderate-income families in New Jersey pay their utility bills.


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