If you need assistance managing your energy bill, the Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) Program may help.
CARE is a two-year affordable payment plan that helps you stay on top of your energy bills. As a CARE member, you will receive the following benefits:
For this year only - CARE customers currently enrolled in a two-year CARE plan will be automatically enrolled through the second year of the program starting October 1, 2018. There is no income validation or documents required to continue receiving CARE benefits until NEXT YEAR – September 30, 2019. Validation is required for new customers.
To qualify, customers must meet the following criteria:
|Number of Household Members||Maximum MONTHLY Income
(150% of Poverty Level)
|Add $540 for each additional family member|
The CARE enrollment period is CLOSED. The enrollment period will open again on October 1, 2019. Dial 2-1-1 to to find assistance in your area.
If the CARE Program isn't right for you, below are additional assistance programs.
|Providers||Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)|
|How to Qualify||Must be past due* and income eligible|
|Possible Benefits||Immediate hold for online applicants - up to $850/energy service. $1,700 for combined natural gas/electric|
|How to Apply||Apply online at: mibridges.michigan.gov or contact your county DHHS office|