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Energy Assistance Available to Pay for Heat and Repairs

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You might not be aware of a federal program that provides assistance for costs associated with home energy bills and the weatherization of homes or energy related minor home repairs. The LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) provides about $3.5 billion in assistance to families across the United States. LIHEAP is designed “to assist low-income households, particularly those with ... Read More »

My Mother Stole My Identity And Has Not Paid the $5,000 Now Due. I’m 20 and Pregnant. – Mirellys

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Mirellys “Dear Steve, I’m 20yrs old and about to have my first child, i’d really like to get my own place and be independent but it’s real hard because without my knowing my mother used my name and ss# to put utilities in the house and that’s been accumulating since i was about 15 now because of her i owe ... Read More »

Can a Collection Company Charge Us For a Letter Saying We Paid? – Meyam

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I are saddled with credit card debts including unpaid utilities from 3 foreclosed properties. We are looking to rent in an income restricted community which is the only one we can afford. However, to qualify, we were told to pay off our utilities as the first step to clear our credit. We called one of ... Read More »

I Put My Girlfriend’s Electricity in My Name. She Screwed Me Over.

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Noname “Dear Steve, I helped a girlfriend out with putting the electric in my name at her resisdence. I assumed she paid the bill. When I moved to my residence and established electric service, they attached the past due bill on, In addition attached a bill from 7 years ago from a previous address. In the state of Illinois what ... Read More »

I Panicked and Called a Debt Reduction Company. I’m Afraid I’ve Walked Into a Scam. – Megan

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Megan “Dear Steve, My husband and I currently have around 10-12,000 in credit card debt and medical bills. About 2 years ago, after our 2nd child was born we became unable to make the minimum payments on the credit cards (about 10 different credit cards) and we have also been unable to pay the medical bills from our son’s birth ... Read More »

Man Ultimately Killed by City Utility Company for Taking Payment to Wrong Bank

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Marvin Schur of Bay City Michigan was found stiff as a board in his bedroom after the city turned off his power. When he was found the internal house temperature was cooler than many refrigerators. “When neighbors went inside Marvin Schur’s house, the windows were frosted over, icicles hung from a faucet, and the 93-year-old World War II veteran lay ... Read More »

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