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tammi13

i am a single mother of 5 and am in need of about 3500 to keep electric on.  my 6 yr old son has asthma and sleep apnea and needs his machines at night.  i have tried all the agencies to get help but they say they are out of funds and couldnt help with that much anyway.  im about to give up all together.  i have tried to borrow money and even work off a loan but no luck.  i also have several health issues and my 19 yr old son has a form of autism.  i never ask for help but i guess i should have before the bill got this big.  but this last month we had an electrical surge that caused our bill to be 1700 for one month and the electric company said we were responsible for it.  Thank you and God Bless

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STACYANN
 in response to what to do?...   

Dear What to do.

The goverment has help for You, If You call you local SS they will give the number, Most Counties have You make an appt, The requirments are that U must have a shut off notices and Bring what ever information they tell  you to at that meeting, "Make sure you Bring Everything" and they will pay the bill, some counties Only Once will pay others are more leniate. If they have the Funs available they will pay for more, . They will Pay the Elertic Company Directly,

  I pray that this will work for you, If our not sure where to call or get confused because sometimes SS can be confussing, let me know I will find out the information and rules for your county

        StacyAnn    

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STACYANN
 in response to what to do?...   

Dear What to do.

The goverment has help for You, If You call you local SS they will give the number, Most Counties have You make an appt, The requirments are that U must have a shut off notices and Bring what ever information they tell  you to at that meeting, "Make sure you Bring Everything" and they will pay the bill, some counties Only Once will pay others are more leniate. If they have the Funs available they will pay for more, . They will Pay the Elertic Company Directly,

  I pray that this will work for you, If our not sure where to call or get confused because sometimes SS can be confussing, let me know I will find out the information and rules for your county

        StacyAnn    

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mindy1

I am a single mother of 3 I've only been getting 24 hours a week at work last week after I paid rent all i had was a dollar left I could'nt even feed mt kids i had to go to my moms so they could eat the good thing about that is I've lost some weight. About the electric   Why don't you try changing electric companys I did I use first choice power they don't require a depoist and thier rates are good to I have 4 window units 2 of which I run non stop and my bill this month is 80.00.

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ALLYBEAR
 in response to Jennie Bean...   

i have already been to all the comunity action centers and salvation armys noone seems to want to help or they are just over whelemed with people to help i needed to be helped i feel i am over looked and if i get over looked too long i will end up homeless and i cant have that i have a daughter i love and its hard giving her the life she deserves

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ALLYBEAR
 in response to Father of 2...   

i totally agree with you on this one i am a mother of one i only make around $140 a week at my job and my rent is $400 not to mention diapers wipes i dont want to even talk about the gas prices   its just hard to make it when you owe out more then you make

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Jennie Bean

Ok Im not here for help but I do have some advice.  I am a full time student and my hubby works at a full time jub and were still bearly makin it.  When we cant get the money for the bills I found a great deal of assistance programs.  First go to google and search social service for your area, the numbers they give will be a big help.  Next call the local salvation army; they offer services on utility bills.  Other places like this will help and if they cant then most times they have a number of someone who can.  The catch is to not let your bills go into collections (and I know this is hard to do to), because if you do these service wont touch the bill until you pay the late fees.  Its is alot of work but you got to do what you got to do to get by.  But anyways if you look hard enough there is most times someone there to give you a helping hand. 

God Bless!

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what to do?

I am a single(27) mother of 2 little kids and need to come up with $2226.18 to get my electric bill turned back on. I have a good job and do the best I can but now I am stuck. I was left with the bill that was in his name and now my electric got turned off...can any one help? 610-587-3218

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Anonymous40784
 in response to Father of 2...   

It may be quicker to go to your local bank or credit union and get a loan. 

They can have the monies to you the same day.

best wishes

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Father of 2

I never ask anybody for nothing I always manage bymyself. I have a Wife and 2 Kids and we went through some rough times at the beging of this year with the way the economy is we both lost our jobs. Although we look it took us a couple of weeks to find another job and we found one. I have been on my job for a week know and have managed to come up with $350.00 My wife Starts her new job Monday. We both will receive a check in two weeks. However, our POWER is TURNED OFF We have to come up with $669.53 WE have $350 to help pay but need the other $319.00 To turn it back on. We could wait two weeks but we are running out of places to stay. I will Gladly pay you back in 2 week I will sign paper work or whatever but i need to try and get it back on Monday before 3PM 678-409-7311

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CopperHead

Hi,

 I am looking for some utility bill help. Our gas bill is over $500.00 due to the deposit we have to put on the account when we opened it. Unfortunately, the gas company is unwilling to work with us on a deposit.  The deposit is money we don't actually owe..it's money that they keep if we bail on the bill, which we cannot do. We have an insulin dependant 8yr old son, my husband is a disabled vet of the U.S. Marine Corp.  He cannot work. I have had daycare work, but am in a slow spot right now and am just behind. I have prospective clients, but none of them will start or pay me in time.  Please Help! Even if it's a loan we would be greatful. We have to come up with $410.00 in about a week. (By Feb. 29th). Our heating assistance grant went to electric because at the time we did not have a shut off notice to prove we needed help with the gas more than electric. 

Right now, we are hoping someone can help us with 300. We are on a very fixed income and if we pay the bill we won't even be able to buy food for our kids this month.  This deposit that we must pay seems very unfair, but apparently there is no working with these people. We don't understand their hard-nosed tactics either.  If anyone can find it in their heart to cover from $200-300 of the bill we would be very very greatful .  

Thank you so much.

Blessings on you for your kindness to strangers in need!

 

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mlp1984

hello,

    I am a full time student, 23 years old, and about to loose everything. My last job has outsourced and im in need of some type of help.. grant money or something to help me pay for rent which is 550 for my half, and the utility bills. My electric is going to get cut off. and I really need help. I live in maryland. If someone could please help I would greatly appreciate this.

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kevin24fan

i am in need of getting help for my duke energy bill i have 4 kids and i make little money every week it is hard on me to pay the rent food and i am in real need of help before my electric is shut off in the next few days if you or anyone that can help me please call me at 513-260 6859 or 513-988-4388 thank you very much

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