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Covid-19 Bill Protections
If you’re a residential customer and have experienced a change in your financial circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for special protections to avoid terminations in the future.
Under the law, if you are a residential customer and contact us to affirm that you experienced a change in financial circumstances as a result of Covid-19 starting on or after March 7, 2020:
- We will not disconnect your service for non-payment before March 31, 2021. That’s 180 days after the end of Governor Cuomo’s State of Emergency, which is set to expire October 4, 2020.
- You will be eligible for a payment agreement or to request a new agreement that requires no down payment, late fees, or penalties.
To self-certify, you must attest as follows: “I attest that due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, which began on March 7, 2020, I have experienced a change in financial circumstances.”
To receive these protections, you must call us at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
Please note: Due to the pandemic, we are not turning off residential customers for non-payment now regardless of their financial situation.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – You need to have received benefits in the last 12 months.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – NYC SNAP, Westchester SNAP
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Direct Vendor or Utility Guarantee
Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) - NYC TANF, Westchester TANF
Safety Net Assistance (SNA) – NYC SNA, Westchester SNA
How to Receive a Low Income Discount
You will be enrolled automatically if an agency notifies us that you receive benefits from any eligible program.
If you’re not yet enrolled, please submit documentation to verify that you’re receiving benefits from at least one of these programs. Please email us, fax (212) 844-0110, or mail a copy of your documentation to:
Con Edison PA Central
4 Irving Place, 9 Floor Box 13
New York, NY 10003
Low Income Discount Types
|Low Income Levels||Tier Description||Electric, Non-Heat Discount||Electric Heat Discount||Gas, No-Heat Discount||Gas Heat Discount|
|Tier 1||Regular HEAP grant less than $374, or another low income qualifier
|Tier 2||Regular HEAP grant greater than $374 and less than $400
|Tier 3||HEAP grant greater than $400
|Tier 4||UGC or DVC||$19||$22||$7||$73|
Qualifying customers will also be signed up automatically for our Level Payment Plan. If you’re behind in paying your bills, you will be enrolled once your balance is paid. If you’d like to opt out of our Level Payment Plan but stay enrolled in our payment assistance program, please contact us.
2020 Emergency Summer Cooling Credits
If you’re enrolled in the Low Income Discount program, you’ll get a credit on your summer energy bills automatically. The credit is to help with the cost of running your air-conditioning as you stay home because of COVID-19.
You’ll be eligible for the credit through September as long you’re enrolled in the Low Income Discount program as of September 10th. If you have any questions, please email us or call 1-800-75-CONED.
Monthly Emergency Summer Cooling Credits
|Scheduled Bill Date||Credit*
|June 16 - July 15
|July 16 - August 13||~$39|
|August 14 to September 14||~$38|
|September 15 to October 14||~$40|
*Credit amounts will vary slightly based on your location.
Customers who are removed from the Low Income Discount program will no longer be eligible to receive the Emergency Summer Cooling Credit.
Get a Free Air Conditioner Through the Home Energy Assistance Program
Apply online, or call 1-212-331-3126 for more information and to get an application.
NYC Heat Resources
Hot summer weather can be dangerous to your health, so stay alert and, during heat advisories, turn on your air conditioning to stay safe.
Stay informed about heat advisories and emergencies. Sign up for Notify NYC online, or call 311.
If you’re a residential customer with an active disconnect notice, you may qualify for up to $200 toward your bill once every three years. To qualify, you must have made at least one payment toward your bill and be eligible for government financial assistance and/or meet federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) income guidelines.
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