Arrearage Retirement Assistance (ARA)

The Arrearage Retirement Assistance (ARA) helps customers with large, past due electric and gas bills.  If eligible, customers may receive forgiveness of up to $2,000 towards their past due bill.  Customers must have a past due bill of $300 or greater to be considered eligible.  Customers may only receive an arrearage grant once every seven years.

Am I Eligible for Energy Assistance?

Do you or someone you know need help paying heating or energy bills?  The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) can help!

Income Eligibility Limits

Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Your eligibility is based on the income your household received in the last 30 days.

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income Standards
1 $1821
2 $2,466
3 $3,111
4 $3,755
5 $4,400
6 $5,044
7 $5,689
8 $6,334
For each additional person, add… $645