As COVID-19 impacts our jobs, many of us may be wondering how to pay our bills. These resources can help:

General Utility Bill Support

Energy Bills

  • Home Energy Assistance Program: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with: Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills; Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs. Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient and lower your utility bills.  LIHEAP funds may not be used to pay water and sewer bills. 

Telephone Service 

  • The Lifeline program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helps low-income individuals and families get discounted landline or cell (wireless) phone service. You may also qualify to receive a free phone. The program is run by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).      

Medical Bills 

  • What help is available FOR CHILDREN?: Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides help with paying medical costs for children of families who cannot afford health insurance or don't get it through their work. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for Medicaid and CHIP. 

  • What help is available ADULTS?: You may qualify for Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Am I eligible?: Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid for adults. Learn more about eligibility.

  • How do I apply?: Each state has different application requirements for Medicaid for adults. Call your state Medicaid program to see if you qualify and to learn how to apply.