Electrical Assistance

The New Hampshire Electric Assistance Program gives eligible customers a discount on their monthly electric bills. The discount is from 8% to 76% depending on your gross household income and household size. This discount helps make electric bills more affordable and can help waive late fees and deposits while preventing service disconnects.

Benefits and participation are subject to availability of funds. These companies participate in the program: New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Eversource Energy, Liberty Utilities, and Unitil. Please note: households can also apply for fuel assistance at the same appointment, if eligible. Make sure to view the Fuel Assistance Program checklist and forms if you wish to apply for both programs as additional forms may be required.

Electrical Assistance Forms

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.

  • 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.

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 16 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.

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.

Social Security Cards and Date of Births: for all household members, if applicable.

Electric Bill: most recent electric bill (Eversource 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.

Please feel free to contact our office to discuss unusual circumstances so we can best assist you.

 

 

 

 

Web Link:

New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

Contact Fuel & Electrical Assistance

For information or to schedule an appointment for Fuel or Electrical Assistance, please call 603-435-2500 to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations:

  • Dover Office: 61 Locust Street, Suite 240 (McConnell Center), Open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Farmington Office: 527 Main Street, Open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Rochester Office: 10 Cold Spring, Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM

 



                               


 

Electrial Assistance Testimonial

Diane L. is a senior citizen who lives alone in subsidized housing in Rochester. For her, electrical assistance is a matter of survival, especially in the summer. She only has one lung and air conditioning is critical to her wellbeing.

"It would be a hardship for me to pay my electric bill without it," she said.

Dover resident Dianne S. told CAP how happy she was to receive fuel assistance this year.

"Just your letter made me feel warmer already. I promise you that I will conserve my electric heat. Being on Social Security only, I must watch every penny. Thank you again, you answered my prayers."