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JCP&L and Affordable Housing Alliance Hold Walk-In Events for Low Income Home Energy Assistance and PAGE Applicants

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MORRISTOWN, N.J.-- To help customers with their utility bills during the winter season, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and the Affordable Housing Alliance are holding walk-in registration events for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) programs.  

The events are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following JCP&L office locations and will allow customers to work directly with representatives from the assistance organizations to easily submit the required applications: 

Similar events also will be scheduled beginning in January.

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To see if they qualify for the assistance programs, customers should visit http://www.njpoweron.org.  As part of the qualification process, applicants will need to bring copies of required documents, including driver's license, social security card, pay stubs, proof of residence and recent utility bills when they attend one of the meetings. 

LIHEAP is designed to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs.  For more information call 1-800-510-3102.  PAGE is an assistance program designed to help low-to moderate-income households who experience economic hardship pay their electric and natural gas bills.  For more information visit www.NJPowerOn.org or call 1-732-982-8710.

JCP&L residential customers also can manage their electric bills through the FirstEnergy Equal Payment Plan (EPP).  With EPP, customers can make consistent monthly payments to avoid seasonal highs and lows in their electric bills.  To apply or learn more about other JCP&L programs, visit www.firstenergycorp.com or call 1-800-662-3115.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE).  JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL, or online at www.jcp-l.com.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com and on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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