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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Utilities in Pennsylvania.

  • General Utility Information

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services for consumers regarding utility matters. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission - Formal Complaint Process

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding it's formal complaint process. Also see procedures for informal complaint and inquiries. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission - Informal Complaints

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to assist consumers in resolving complaints with utility companies under the PUC’s authority. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • PUC Complaints and Forms

    Information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on filing complaints and forms available from the Public Utility Commission. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
  • LIHEAP Benefit Amount Table

    This tool from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services allows you to see the amount of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefits you are eligible to receive. Select the county where you live and the type of fuel you use to heat your home or a type you to use for additional heat. The benefit table for your county and the type of fuel you use is displayed listing the LIHEAP benefit amount for your yearly income range and household size. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • LIHEAP FAQ's

    A list of frequently asked questions from Northwestern Legal Services relating the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    information from Northwestern Legal Services concerning Pennsylvania's LIHEAP Program, eligibility guidelines, how to apply, how payments are received, etc. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Utility Service for Tenants (Video)

    This video from Neighborhood Legal Services Association explains what a tenant should do when a landlord fails to pay the utility bill and the service is going to be shut off. Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Utility Termination Issues

    Information for you to know from MidPenn Legal Services when facing a termination of utility service. [PDF] Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Eneregy and Money at Home

    This site from the U.S. Dept of Energy provides easy, practical solutions for saving energy throughout your home, from the insulating system that surrounds it to the appliances and lights inside. Content Detail

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    U.S. Dept of Energy
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    Information Neighborhood Legal Services Association on the Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants and emergency repair assistance. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • PA Utility Issues - Help is Available (Video)

    December 2009 - Northwestern Legal Services Executive Director Robert Oakley interviews Harry Geller, Esq., PA Utility Law Project, regarding utility law,utility issues, and what help is available in Pennsylvania to low-income residents in this two-part video presentation. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Energy Assistance

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants and emergency repair assistance. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Heating Assistance/LIHEAP

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services regarding the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program in Pennsylvania, how to apply, program dates, as well as the income limits for this program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services