Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Changes

MN Dept of Commerce

Starting April 7, 2020, through July 15, Commerce is expanding Crisis eligibility.

At this time, many connected utilities are not issuing disconnect notices. An option to pay a past due bill is now available, allowing households to qualify for Crisis without needing a disconnection notice.

Households with a bill that has an unpaid balance beyond the current month’s charges can request Crisis to pay their past due and current balance.

Additionally, the Department of Commerce is waiving the “Refusal to Deliver” requirement for delivered fuels. Household’s with 20% or less fuel in their tank can request Crisis assistance even if their delivered fuel vendor is willing to make the delivery without payment prior to the delivery.

The maximum assistance for Crisis is also increasing from $600 to $1,200.