Utility Bill Assistance

MDHHS

Utility Payment Assistance

  • Contact 2-1-1 on any phone, or click on Mi211.org

    OR

  • Apply online at MI Bridges (State Emergency Relief Program, or SER) or call your local Department of Health and Human Services office. SER helps pay part of your heating or electric bills, or to have service restored.
  • For additional bill payment assistance and self-sufficiency (Michigan Energy Assistance Program or MEAP), you must enroll into SER (MI Bridges) first to receive MEAP assistance. A MEAP list is here.

Michigan’s Home Heating Credit

A Home Heating Credit is available through the Michigan Department of Treasury. 
 
Low-income, deaf, disabled or blind persons, disabled veterans and senior citizens may qualify.
 
Applicants are not required to file a Michigan individual income tax return to receive the credit. 
 
The average credit over the last 5 years is $193.
 
Forms are available at many libraries, Northern Michigan post offices and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offices across the state.
 
 
Or call: (517) 636-4486
 
Submit your Home Heating Credit by: Sept. 30, 2022

Home Heating
Resources by County

Click your region to find agencies to assist you in paying your natural gas, propane, fuel oil
or electricity heating bill.

Home Heating
Resources by County

Click your region to find agencies to assist you in paying your natural gas, propane, fuel oil
or electricity heating bill.