We Energies started sending disconnection notifications on Monday, and Milwaukee County is offering assistance to those who are in danger of having their power shut off.
The county’s Department of Health and Human Services announced in a news release they have $1 million in assistance for qualified residents.
“Starting on March 27, We Energies will begin to send disconnection notices for those behind in bill payments,” said DHHS Director Héctor Colón. “For the third consecutive year, we are able to provide additional funding to help our residents in need of some extra support. Customers who are setting up payment plans with We Energies through the end of this month can benefit from proactive crisis assistance, a $300 incentive towards establishing a payment plan.”
The benefit will be available to qualified We Energies Customers until March 31. To qualify, customers must have made at least two separate monthly payments since Sept. 1, 2016 and have an application for 2016-2017.