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Income - Utility Chart


Revised February 13, 2014



SUA - Allowed if incurred or expected utility costs by an assistance unit (AU) in the residence include a heating or cooling bill or receives a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefit of more than $20.  

LUA - Allowed for each AU if incurred or expected two utility costs, and do not qualify for SUA.

TUA - Allowed for each AU that has a separate phone service if the only utility bill for a residence is for phone service.


LIVING SITUATION HOW BILLED FOR UTILITY COSTS ELIGIBILITY
One AU

One Residence

One Meter -
  • AU gets bill
SUA if AU has heating / cooling costs;or
LUA if AU has no heating / cooling costs.
Two AUs

One Residence

One Meter -
  • AU A gets bill; and
  • AU B pays share of bill to AU A
Each AU gets a SUA; or
Each AU gets a LUA
One Meter -
  • Off-site landlord gets bill(s) including heating costs
Each AU responsible for a utility expensegets a SUA
One Meter -
  • Utilities are included in rent and off-site landlord bills for excess costs; or
  • Off-site landlord bills fixed amount
Each AU gets a SUA
Two AUs

Two Residences
(One AU Per Residence)

One Meter -
  • AU A gets bill; and
  • AU B pays share of bill to AU A
Each AU gets a SUA or LUA;
One Meter -
  • Off-site landlord gets bill; and AUs are paying some utility costs
Each AU gets a SUA or a LUA
Two Meters -
  • Separate billing for each AU
Each AU gets a SUA or LUA
Multiple Residences (Apartment or group home - One AU per Residence) One Meter
  • Off-site landlord gets bill; and
  • Bills each residence an equal share of the expense
Each AU gets a SUA or LUA
Multiple Residences (Apartment or group home - Two AUs per Residence) One Meter
  • Off-site landlord gets bill; and
  • AUs are paying some utility costs.
Each AU gets a SUA or LUA

Multiple Residences: Government public housing

One Meter

  • AU(s) only charged for excess utility costs

Each AU gets a SUA or LUA

Modification Date: February 13, 2014