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The Electrical Assistance Program provides income-eligible households with a discount on their electrical bill. Discounts are effective for one year after enrollment and can range from 8%-76%. An adult member of the household must recertify the account each year in order to remain eligible for assistance. Seniors age 65+ and on fixed income can be certified for 2 years at a time. Households may be qualified for both the Electrical and Fuel Assistance Programs at the same appointment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ages Served: All
  • Income Guidelines: Up to 200% FPG
  • Geographic Area: Belknap/Merrimack Counties
  • Program Cost: None
  • Other Requirements: Must have an account in the name of an adult member of the household

Required Document Checklist

Please use this checklist to be sure that you have included all of your documentation. Incomplete applications will not be eligible to receive a benefit and will be denied; call our office to find out how to reapply if you application has been denied..

Income: Gross wages for all household members for the last 30 days prior to your application date.

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION REQUEST

  • 5 pay stubs if paid weekly
  • 3 pay stubs if paid bi-weekly
  • 2 pay stubs if paid monthly

Examples of required income: Employment, Pensions, Retirement, Civil Service, Unemployment, Worker’s Compensations, Bank Interest over $50 for year, Self-employment, Annuities, Alimony, Any income received by Social Security Administration, etc.

Child Support Paid Out or Received: A child support form must be completed for households where both biological parents do not reside. If you pay out, provide proof of receipts within application income period. Click here to download form - Child Support Form

State and City Assistance: If you have received assistance from your local town welfare or Department of Health and Human Service (Food Stamps, TANF, APTD, OAA, FAP, NHEP, etc.) you will need a copy of the most recent decision letter.

No or Low Income: Anyone 18 years or older with no or low income, who is not in high school, must complete a No/Low Income Form. Assistance Form may be requested if help is received outside of the home. Click here to download form -  No/Low Form

Self-Employed: Any household member that is self-employed is required to provide a copy of their SIGNED current tax return along with the Schedule C and all supporting schedules.

Current Tax Return: This requirement is for self-employed and rental property owners..

Social Security Numbers and Date of Births: For all household members.

Electric Bill: Most recent electric bill (Eversource, Unitil or NH Electric Co-op)

Please keep in mind that not all circumstances can be addressed and that additional paperwork may be requested during the application process.

 

Fast Facts

  • Program operates all year round. Applicants may apply at any time
  • Appointment required for applicants
  • Electrical bill discount ranges from 8%-76%
  • Do not prescreen based on current income guidelines. Other resources may be available
  • Income guidelines are updated each February according to Federal poverty guidelines
  • Accounts on the program will not be penalized with late fees
  • In most cases, a deposit is not required

Locations – Call for an appointment at the center nearest you

Concord  - 603 225-6880 Franklin  - 603 934-3444
Laconia   - 603 524-5512 Meredith - 603 279-4096
Suncook - 603 485-7824 Warner    - 603 456-2207

 

Contact

Please contact EAP Coordinator by phone at 603 225-3295 ext. 1186 or email at eapcoordinator@bm-cap.org if you have questions about this information.