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Bill Assistance Programs

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.

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.

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.

Energy Management Center

Manage your energy use with Smart products, programs and tools by visiting the Energy Management Center.

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
  • Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
  • Supplemental Security Income (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 June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Number of Persons in Household Total Combined Annual Income CARE Total Combined Annual Income FERA

1 to 2

Up to $32,920

Not Eligible


Up to $41,560

$41,561 - $51,950


Up to $50,200

$50,201 - $62,750


Up to $58,840

$58,841 - $73,550


Up to $67,480

$67,481 - $84,350


Up to $76,120

$76,121 - $95,150


Up to $84,760

$84,761 - $105,950

Each additional person


$8,640 - $10,800

*Lower Limit Calculation = 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (CARE/ESA)+$1

**Upper Limit Calculation = 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines


Choose Your Bill’s Due Date

With Choose Your Due Date (CDD), you can select the time frame for your bill date that is the most convenient for you. The available choices are the beginning, middle, or end of the month, and you can change up to two times a year.

To learn more or sign up, call us at 800-655-4555 and:

  1. After listening to your account balance, select ‘‘Billing & Payment programs’’
  2. Then choose ‘‘Change Bill Due Date’’ and make your selection.

The change is usually effective on the following month’s bill (it may take two bills).

If you are on any of the following billing options, we cannot enable CDD: Level Pay Plan, Net Energy Metering, Summary Billing or an Owner Continuity Agreement status.

We offer several other billing and payment-related tools that work with or without CDD.  You can learn more about these and other self-service options at www.sce.com/myaccount.

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