RECare is a consumer conribution fund in which members assist other members who need help in paying utility bills.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission set up the Cold Weather Rule to protect residential customers from being shut-off if you cannot pay your bill in full. This protection lasts from October 15 to April 15.
If certain conditions are met, the Military Personnel Disconnection Law can prevent a disconnection of utilities.