In these challenging times, Minnesotans may find themselves having to choose between paying their energy bill and other necessities—food, medicine and healthcare.
Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program offers eligible residents help to pay their energy bills so they do not have to choose between life’s necessities. Since Covid-19, there have been some big changes in the Energy Assistance Program:
Income eligibility is based on the last three months (not a whole year)
The annual crisis maximum has increased to $1,200 instead of $600
EAP can help households pay a past due bill, even without a shut-off notice
EAP has enough funds & expects more from the American Rescue Plan