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Programs for Income-Qualified Households

Need Time to Pay Your Bill?

We understand that sometimes paying your bill is a challenge. We offer options in My Account if you need a little extra time.

If you need to make payment arrangements, options are available.

On-going Bill Support

You may be eligible for a discount on your monthly bill through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs.

On-going Bill Support Learn More

1-Time Assistance

Need a little extra help this month? The Energy Assistance Fund provides up to $100 to eligible customers once a year. You can participate by applying for assistance or make a donation.

1-Time Assistance Learn More

Free Upgrades

We can help you save over time through the Energy Savings Assistance Program. If you’re eligible, we’ll cover the cost of efficient new appliances and installation.

Free Upgrades Learn More

Do You Qualify for Public Assistance?

If you receive public assistance, you may qualify for help paying your electric bill or for the Energy Savings Assistance Program, which can help you conserve energy and reduce your electricity costs.

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You’re eligible for income-qualified programs if you are a homeowner or a renter who is an SCE customer and participates in one of these California assistance programs:

  • Medi-Cal/Medicaid
  • CalFresh / SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • TANF/Tribal TANF
  • WIC
  • Healthy Families A & B
  • LIHEAP
  • SSI
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)

Do You Fit Income Requirements?

You may be eligible for help paying your energy bill based on your household income. Household income eligibility is calculated by adding together all income sources, including wages or salaries, Social Security, pensions, unemployment benefits, child or spousal support, workers comp payments, disability, scholarships, legal settlements and other sources not listed.

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Maximum Household Income
Effective January 1, 2014
Number of Persons in Household Total Combined Annual Income CARE Total Combined Annual Income FERA

1 to 2

Up to $31,020

Not Eligible

3

Up to $39,060

$39,061 - $48,825

4

Up to $47,100

$47,101 - $58,875

5

Up to $55,140

$55,141 - $68,925

6

Up to $63,180

$63,181 - $78,975

7

Up to $71,220

$71,221 - $89,025

8

Up to $79,260

$79,261 - $99,075

Each additional person

$8,040

$8,040 - $10,050