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Help available for heating bill spike


March 5, 2021

Minnesotans can get extra help paying their energy bills, following February’s bitter cold snap that drove up energy costs around the country.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced last week that qualifying Minnesota households can now receive up to $1,200 in emergency energy assistance this year, up from the usual $600 maximum “crisis benefit.” The extra money is limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility for the Energy Assistance Program is based on income and family size. Individuals need to earn less than $28,266 to qualify, while famil...

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