How can I get help paying my EXTREMELY large electric bill in Pa?
My husband just started a new job. We're both in our mid 20's. We have 2 infants and a boat load of debt to pay off plus the regular bills. We're in so much money trouble, it's scary. We need help with our PECO (electric) bill so bad. They're going to shut off our electricity if we don't pay it in full, in 20 days time. With 2 babies to take care of, we can't afford to have no electric or gas. Any suggestions? (and please don't say something cute like get a job or something. i'm asking for help, not sarcasm.)
Asked By: jellabean - 9/22/2007
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This is a vicious cycle problem. I'm in Australia and have suffered the same problem in earlier life. Steps... More
Answered By: Ray A - 9/22/2007
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I suggest calling PECO and ask them if you could get on a payment system that could help you and them. They might balk at the idea at first but this would be a best step to see if you can resolve your problems with them directly. Ask them that you do intend to pay off your debt with them, but you want to be on a... More
Answered By: A decent answer - 9/22/2007
Having been through this unfortunate event myself here is a good answer for you. If your power company does not give you agencies that can assist you ( meeting the income guidelines ) call your county assistance office for the CAP program, in Pa this program is not open until November unfortunately, but there are... More
Answered By: lisa r - 9/22/2007
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