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Utilities for People with Low Income

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed October 2021

Get help to pay your gas, oil or electricity.

If you have a low income, find out if you qualify for:

Discount on your bill.

Fuel Assistance to pay part of your bill.

A program that can pay your rent and utility bills:

Or if you are worried about your utilities being shut-off,

Keep your utilities on. Stop a shut-off of your utilities

Winter protections- Electric and gas companies cannot shut-off your utilities between November 15 and March 15, or sometimes even later. 

Stop a shut-off if you cannot afford your bill and:

Sue your landlord if your landlord turns off your utilities.

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