Accomack CARES Act funding to help with utility bills

Accomack CARES Act funding to help with utility bills

Accomack County has earmarked some of its CARES Act funding to assist local residents with paying their past due utility bills, if they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooperative members residing in Accomack County who have accrued a past due balance on their electric service bills due to COVID-19 are urged to pick up an application at the Accomack County Department of Social Services. Anyone unable to pick up an application should contact the department at 757.787.1530. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2020.

Applications are located at the front door of the department Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Applicants for the CARES Act funding must meet a number of qualifying criteria.

  • The applicant resides in Accomack County.
  • An applicant’s combined household income is at or below $84,600.
  • The applicant suffered a loss of wages and/or income or incurred substantial medical expenses directly related to COVID-19 on or after March 1, 2020.
  • The applicant is at least one month in arrears on utility bills.
  • The applicant’s past due utilities bills were incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • An applicant’s application for assistance was received by ACDSS between November 2, 2020 and November 30, 2020.
  • The applicant has made arrangements with utility provider for repayment of the entire delinquent balance prior to receiving program financial assistance.
  • The Accomack County Department of Social Services will need verification of the COVID related loss of wages or medical expenses. 

Co-op members who have not yet set up a payment arrangement with the cooperative are urged to contact one of our member service representatives by calling 757.787.9750, option #3.

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