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New Jersey's COVID-19 Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs Extended to March 15th, 2022

New Jerseyans still overwhelmed by back utility payments may once again be reprieved, after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Tuesday.

The legislation extends the state's pandemic-induced utility shutoff grace period from Dec. 31 to March 15, 2022, for all water, municipal electric and sewer customers.

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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