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Matching Payment Program

Bill payment assistance for qualified customers with electric or gas heating service

If you heat your home with electricity or natural gas and need help paying your energy bill, our Matching Payment Program can help.

You can maintain year-round electric or gas heating service and reduce your past-due balance with affordable monthly payments – as low as $50 for customers receiving public assistance benefits.

How the Program Works

To participate, you must be approved for and receive energy assistance from the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

For every dollar you pay toward your bill, we will credit a dollar to your past-due amount down to a zero balance. So, you pay a portion, CEAP pays a portion, and Eversource pays a portion. 

Download "How to Receive Matching Payments" (PDF)

Eligibility Requirements 

  • You must be a current Eversource residential customer and heat your home with electricity or natural gas

  • Your household income must be at or below 60 percent of the estimated state median income

  • You must have CEAP energy assistance funds applied directly to your Eversource account

  • You must continue to pay your payment arrangement amount on time each month 

We’ll work with you one-on-one to see if this is the best choice for you. Call us at 800-286-2828.

To apply for energy assistance funds, find a Community Action Program near you, or dial 211.