Can they shut off your electric during the winter months when children are present?
What months are you protected in IN?
In general, there is no such protection in IN. However, there may be some relief if your are eligible for the winter protection plan.
This plan protects senior and low-income customers of Commission-regulated natural gas and electric companies, rural electric cooperatives and alternative electric suppliers from electric or natural gas service shut-off and high utility payments between December 1 and March 31. Persons qualify for the plan if they meet any of the following criteria:
- are age 65 or older, or
- receive Michigan Family Independence Agency cash assistance, or
- receive Food Stamps or Medicaid, or
- have a household income at or below 150% of poverty level.
There are certain payments that may have to be made but at a greatly reduced rate. You need to contact your local provider for further details.