If you meet specific income guidelines, the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program offers lower electricity rates based on usage. When your usage reaches tier 3, you will be billed at the lower tier 2 rate. If your energy use does not reach tier 3, the FERA discount will not be applied to your bill. Eligible customers will see the discount within 30 days of receipt of your application.
The following rules are required to participate in the FERA program.
- Your name is on your home’s SDG&E account and the address is your primary residence. You can also apply if you are a co-applicant on your account as long as your name is on your home account.
- You are not claimed on another person’s income tax return other than your spouse.
- Your household must meet income guidelines or participate in designated public assistance programs. Total current household income = Total income of all persons living in your residence. Verification of income may be required. FERA participants must renew their application when requested. Typically customers remain on the program for two years. This program does not guarantee a monthly benefit to your bill.
FERA Income Guidelines Effective June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015
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