$10 Million Program to Assist Income-Eligible Seniors Pay Electric Bills
Qualifying participants can receive a one-time $200 bill credit

Uniondale, NY- The Long Island Power Authority has an "Income-Eligible Senior Energy Assistance Program," which will provide financial assistance to qualifying seniors in paying their energy bills.

This $10 million dollar program will provide income-eligible seniors, who meet program requirements, with a one-time credit to their LIPA electric accounts of $200. Bill credits will be made to qualifying seniors on a first-come/first-served basis, based on the availability of program funds.

The Income-Eligible Senior Energy Assistance Program is funded from a rate mitigation package of funds realized largely through a settlement of disputed payments under a previous Management Services Agreement (MSA) with KeySpan and through savings obtained under the renegotiated MSA with National Grid after its announced merger with KeySpan.

Seniors who wish to participate in the Income-Eligible Senior Energy Assistance Program must meet the following requirements:

Limit (monthly)
Limit (annually)
1 $ 1,963 $ 23,556
2 $ 2,567 $ 30,804
3 $ 3,172 $ 38,064
4 $ 3,776 $ 45,312
5 $ 4,380 $ 52,560
6 $ 4 984 $ 59,808
7 $ 5,097 $ 61,164
8 $ 5210 $ 62,520

Seniors, meeting these requirements, may apply in person at any LIPA Customer Service Center or by mail. Program information, including the location of LIPA's Customer Service Centers and applications can be found on LIPA's Web site at http://www.lipower.org/seniors.

LIPA, a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. It is the 2nd largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, 3rd largest in terms of customers served and the 7th largest in terms of electricity delivered. In 2006, LIPA outperformed all other overhead electric utilities in New York State in all three major reliability categories. LIPA does not provide natural gas service or own any on-island generating assets. More information about LIPA can be found online at: http://www.lipower.org.

This energy assistance program is our continued and extensive efforts to address the financial challenges that confront our seniors. I urge you to apply.