Need help paying your utility bills? CARE/FERA might be the answer for you.

The California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) program offers a discount of at least 20% off your electric bill, for low-income qualified customers.  To enroll by mail Click Here and download the form.

If CARE is not right for you, and you are a family of three or more you might qualify for FERA, Family Electric Rate Assistance program. They function much the same way.

You must meet the monthly income requirements to qualify. See the chart below. You may also visit Southern California Edison’s website for more information.

Maximum Household Income
Effective From June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013

Number of Persons
in Household

Total Combined Annual Income

CARE

FERA

1

up to $22,340 Not Eligible

2

up to $30,260 Not Eligible

3

up to $38,180 $38,181 – $47,725

4

up to $46,100 $46,101 – $57,625

5

up to $54,020 $54,021 – $67,525

6

up to $61,940 $61,941 – $77,425

7

up to $69,860 $69,861 – $87,325

8

up to $77,780 $77,781 – $97,225

Each additional person

$7,920 $ 7,920 – $ 9,900

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