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Percentage of Income Payment Plan – PIPP Plus

The PIPP Plus (PIPP+) program serves as an extended payment arrangement with your natural gas and/or electric company in which the applicant makes payments based on a percentage of the household’s countable income, rather than a utility payment based on usage.

Through the PIPP+, if you heat with gas or electric, you pay 6% of your monthly household income to each utility company. If you heat and cool with electricity, you pay 10% of your monthly household income to the participating utility company.

It is essential that PIPP+ payments (also known as “installments”) are paid on-time and in-full each month for the two-year program period. The required PIPP+ payment for each account will be reflected on your monthly bill from the utility company. PIPP+ payments must be made even if the account receives a HEAP credit to lower the account balance. You are required to reverify your income once each year to ensure continued eligibility for the program.

To be eligible for the PIPP+ program, the applicant’s household must have a total household income at or below 150% of the 2020-2021 federal poverty guidelines. Please see the chart on the right for more information.

Percentage of Income Payment Plan – PIPP Plus Eligibility Requirements:

Household Size One Month Income Twelve Months Income
1 $1,595.00 $19,140.00
2 $2,155.00 $25,860.00
3 $2,715.00 $32,580.00
4 $3,275.00 $39,300.00
5 $3,835.00 $46,020.00
6 $4,395.00 $52,740.00
7 $4,955.00 $59,460.00
8 $5,515.00 $66,180.00

For households with more than eight members, add $6,630 to the yearly income or $552.50 to the 30-day income for each additional member.