Your utility service can be shut off during the winter months (December 1 through March 31)
without the PUC`s prior approval if you fail to be a responsible utility customer,
and provided that your household`s income exceeds 250 percent of the federal poverty level (for customers of the Philadelphia Gas Works,
the income exceeds 150 percent of the federal poverty level).
The utility company will give you notice first and allow you the opportunity to contact them to make arrangements to avoid termination.
If your income is low,
you may qualify for special programs and termination protections.
Please call your utility to see if you qualify.
Size of Household
$3,815 4 $2,756 $4,594 For each additional person
2009-10 Monthly Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
Monthly Federal Poverty Income Guidelines are updated every February.