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General Assistance - Appendix D
Electric Utility Maximums
Without electric hot water
The maximum amounts allowed for utilities for lights, cooking, and other electric uses, excluding electric hot water are:

Number in Household
Weekly
Monthly
1
$14.00
$60.00
2
$15.70
$67.50
3
$17.45
$75.00
4
$19.20
$82.50
5
$21.00
$90.00
6
$22.70
$97.50
*Add $7.50 a month for each additional family member.

With electric hot water
The maximum amount allowed for electric utilities for dwelling units that have electrically heated hot water shall be $70 per month for the first member of the household, with an additional $10 per month for each additional household member.

Number in Household
Weekly
Monthly
1
$16.30
$  70.00
2
$18.60
$  80.00
3
$21.00
$  90.00
4
$23.30
$100.00
5
$25.60
$110.00
6
$27.90
$120.00
Note: For electrically heated households, the maximum amount allowed for electrical utilities per month shall be the sum of the appropriate maximum amount under this subsection and the appropriate maximum amount for fuel as provided In Appendix E.



In accordance with the following conditions, the administrator may allow as a budgetable expense the amount of an applicant’s summer-loaded special payment arrangement (SPA) or budget payment arrangement (BPA), as calculated by the electric utility and entered into by the applicant, even when the arranged payment amount exceeds the above maximums or actual usage.

1)      The SPA or BPA, when annualized, does not exceed the above monthly maximums, when annualized, for non-electrically heated dwelling units.
2)      The SPA or BPA, when annualized, does not exceed the above monthly maximums and the fuel assistance maximums, when annualized, for electrically heated dwelling units.
3)      The administrator determines, in consultation with the utility, that the payment arrangement does not include in any part the installment payment of past debt unless the municipality guaranteed to the utility the allowance of such an arrangement as a condition of averting a disconnection.

Pursuant to the use-of-income requirements in section 6.6 of this ordinance, whenever the administrator budgets for SPA’s or BPA’s under this section, the recipient will be required to pay the SPA or BPA him or herself to the extent of the income capacity of the household.