Financial help for special energy needs

We care about your health and the health of your family.  If you or someone in your household has a qualifying medical condition or needs certain medical equipment in your home, you may be eligible for more electricity or natural gas at a lower rate through the Medical Baseline Allowance program.  

How To Qualify

  • You must have a qualifying medical condition or use qualifying medical equipment (see "Qualifying Medical Conditions and Equipment below).
  • Fill out a "New Application" (under "Apply Today"), have it certified by your physician (MD or DO only) and return it to the address listed on the application. We cannot accept applications that have been certified by Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.  
  • The person with the qualifying medical condition  must live at the address on the application.  Their name does not need to be on the bill, but the person who's name is on the  bill must sign the application.
  • The medical equipment must be for home-use only. 

Apply Today

 

Renew Your Application

For more information on renewing your application, see the drop-down below.

 

 

Qualifying Medical Conditions Qualifying Medical Devices Devices that DO NOT Qualify
systemor enfermedad potencialmente mortal inmune comprometido Aerosol Tents Heating pads
Hemiplegia Colchón de aire / Camas de hospital Humidifiers
Multiple Sclerosis Apnea Monitors Pool or tank heaters
Paraplegia Máquinas respiradero (IPPB) Saunas or hot tubs
Quadriplegia Compresores / Concentradores Vaporizers
Scleroderma Presión positiva continua de las vías respiratorias (CPAP) Whirlpool pumps
  Las máquinas de diálisis  
  Electrostatic Nebulizers  
  Electric Nerve Stimulators  
  Hemodialysis Machines  
  Las bombas de infusión  
  La presión pulmonar Inhalación  
  Iron Lungs  
  Izquierda dispositivos de asistencia ventricular (LVAD)  
  Prensas Lympha  
  Motorized Wheelchairs  
  Generadores de oxígeno  
  Marcapasos monitor / desfibrilador  
  Pressure Pads  
  Pressure Pumps  
  Pulsometros / Monitores (deben utilizarse con otros dispositivos médicos, no puede ser accionado por la batería)  
  Respiradores (todos los tipos)  
  Suction Machines  
  Corazón artificial total (TAH-t)  
  Ultrasonic Nebulizers  
  El Sistema de Liquidación chaleco / Airway  

Renewing Your Application

At some point, you'll be asked to renew your application.

If the doctor certifies the medical condition is permanent, we'll require completion of a form self-certifying your continued eligibility for the Medical Baseline Allowance every two years.  If you fall into this group, we'll send you a renewal notice in the mail.

If the doctor certifies the medical condition is not permanent,  we'll require completion of a form self-certifying your continued eligibility for the Medical Baseline Allowance each year and completion of a new application with a doctor's certification every two years. 

If you’re enrolled in Medical Baseline and move, your savings does not  automatically transfer with you.  You'll  need to contact us so that we can help you renew your application. 

Withdrawing from the program

If the medical equipment is no longer needed, or if the person using it no longer lives at the address where the allowance is given, please contact us at [email protected]  or call 1-800-411-7343.

Mientras que hacemos todo lo posible para evitar interrupciones, no podemos garantizar que el poder siempre estará encendida. Recomendamos que aquellos que requieren equipos de soporte vital hacer los arreglos para una fuente de alimentación de reserva.

Su solicitud será procesada dentro de los 30 días siguientes a la fecha de su recepción. Por favor, mantenga una copia para sus registros. 

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