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How does the LITE-UP Texas program work?

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The LITE-UP Texas program helps low-income households afford the cost of electric utilities over the summer months. Qualified individuals who submit an enrollment form receive a discount on their utility bill.

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Customers qualify for the LITE-UP Texas program based on involvement in other social assistance programs or household incomes. Individuals qualify for LITE-UP Texas if they are currently enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP, TANF or similar programs. Alternatively, individuals qualify for self-enrollment if the total household income equals 125 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines. A chart of the qualifying income level per number of individuals in the household is available on the website for the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

To enroll in the LITE-UP Texas program, customers must submit a LITE-UP self-enrollment form. Applications are available on the PUC website or can be requested from the LITE-UP program by phone. Completed applications are submitted by fax at 877-215-8018, by email at liteuptexassupport@solixinc.com or by regular mail.

Program administrators make application approval decisions at the end of the month. Approved discounts are applied to electricity bills during the months of May through August only. To continue receiving benefits, approved households must submit a new application every seven months. LITE-UP Texas mails renewal applications to qualified individuals approximately two months before the date that current benefits expire.

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