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Energy and Medicaid assistance help

Energy and Medicaid assistance help


  • Energy Assistance

  • The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides assistance grants to help with home heating bills. Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company on the customer's behalf.

  • The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) provides financial assistance with electric bills. Eligible customers receive help that pays a portion of their current electric bills. Some EUSP participants may qualify for assistance with past due electric bills as well as referrals to energy efficiency programs. Customers who receive EUSP are placed on a budget billing plan with their utility company.

  • The Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility company.


  • Medical Assistance

  • Please note that applications for Medical Assistance programs can be filed at your local health department, local department of social services, Dr.’s office and hospital Social Work Departments.

  •  Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program

  •  Medicaid

  •  Medicare Buy-In Program

  •  Long Term Care Medical Assistance

  • Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP) uses Federal and State funds to ensure that all Maryland’s children have medical insurance. The program provides full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. MCHP provides care through a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for:

  • Children under age 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid

  • Pregnant women of any age

  • Whose countable income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (or up to 300% of the federal poverty level with a premium)

  • Children of employed parents whose employer does not offer family health insurance (NOTE: Even if you have health insurance, it’s best to apply and let the case manager assigned to your application determine your eligibility)


  • Information Needed with Application

  • Copy of Applicant’s photo identification

  • Proof of Residency

  • Copies of Social Security cards for the entire household (including children)

  • Proof of your household’s total Gross income for the last 30 day period

  • A copy of your most recent Utility bill, termination notice (if applicable)

  • A copy of your most recent heating fuel bill or receipt (if applicable)

Income Eligibility

Income Eligibility Limits
Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
(Based on 175% of the Federal Poverty Level)

Household SizeMaximum Gross Monthly Income Standards





5-- -------------$4,475




For Each Additional Person, Add $654

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