Keeping you connected.

While temporary COVID-19 emergency response measures have ended, our commitment to our customers will never change and we’re here to help you find the right financial support program for your household.

Find Continued Support to Match Your Needs

What if I can't afford my
full monthly payment?

Get Discounts on Your Energy Bill

Our California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program recognizes that everyday expenses impact some households more than others. CARE can help reduce energy bills for eligible customers by up to 30%.

Lower Your Family’s Monthly Bill

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) can help reduce energy bills by 18% for qualified households of 3 or more. Apply to FERA with the same 2-minute application as our CARE program.

How can I save on energy
for my household?

Save on Medical Equipment Energy Use

We understand that if you or someone in your household uses electrically-powered medical equipment, your energy source becomes even more important. That’s why Medical Baseline Allowance provides an additional 16.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day at the lowest baseline rate to help offset the cost of operating your medical equipment.

We’ll Help Pay for Upgraded Appliances

With our Energy Saving Assistance program (ESA), qualifying customers can upgrade to energy-efficient appliances for little to no cost. Not only does the program cover or significantly offset the cost of new appliances, including installation, but the appliances themselves will help reduce your monthly bills.

What if I can’t pay
my bill on time?

Pay Your Bill Over Time

Payment arrangements can help you manage your energy costs when life gets complicated. We'll work with eligible customers to create a payment plan that spreads the amount over time, even up to 12 months. If you’ve previously had a payment arrangement, you’re eligible to apply again.

Debt Forgiveness for CARE/FERA Customers

Customers who are enrolled in our CARE/FERA programs and have qualifying past-due bills may be able to participate in our Arrearage Management Plan (AMP). AMP will forgive up to $8,000 in eligible late payments.

What if I just need help
with one payment?

Get Help from Your Community

We believe in neighbors helping neighbors. Our Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is SCE’s non-profit fund that helps us put community first. Qualifying customers can receive one-time monetary assistance with their energy bill. We work with over 80 community-based organizations to make applying easy and accessible.

Take Advantage of Federal Assistance

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides additional federally funded assistance for home energy costs. Find out how LIHEAP can help your household.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are already enrolled in one of these programs, the upcoming changes will not impact your enrollment status

If you are currently enrolled in a payment arrangement, or have been enrolled in the past, you can enroll again if you’re eligible. Visit My Account to find out if you qualify.

All of these programs are currently open and have rolling applications, so you can apply any time.

Our customers have different needs, which is why we offer a wide range of programs so that every household can find the right support. Some programs, such as CARE/FERA, have income requirements and require an application, whereas tools like Buget Assistant are available to any SCE customer who signs up for My Account. If you need more information than what is provided on this page, contact Customer Support at 1-800-655-4555.

We’re here to help! Reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or through Ask SCE for virtual assistance wherever you are. If you’d like to speak to us on the phone, visit our Help Center to find the right number for your needs.

To learn more about these programs, as well as outages, rebates and savings, account updates, and more, visit our Help Center.

Yes, there are additional programs available. COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. To learn more, visit

Don’t forget, our COVID‑19 policies end June 30th.

Apply today for one of our many financial assistance programs.
We look forward to continuing to support you.

What other tools can help me take control of my account and save energy?

My Account

Take ownership of your energy with My Account. Review usage, manage payments, view your bill, and set your own preferences, all in one convenient location.

Sign Up Today

Text Alerts

Text alerts allow you to stay up-to-date on outages, your rate plan, and more anywhere you go. With My Account, you can easily manage your alert preferences.

Stay in the Know

Budget Assistant

Budget Assistant can help you stay in control of your energy bill. By comparing your next month’s bill projection to your spending goals, this tool tracks your costs in real-time and keeps you in the know with text, phone, or email alerts.

Get Started Today

Home Energy Advisor

In just five minutes, our Home Energy Advisor survey can give you personalized recommendations of ways to reduce your bill, from no-cost options to big home improvements.

Start Survey

Protect Yourself from Scammers

As scammers continue to target utility customers, we want to ensure you have the resources and know what to do to stay safe.

Find Out How

Improving Our Infrastructure

We’re upgrading our infrastructure to help prevent and mitigate wildfires in the areas we service. Understanding that many people are at home more due to COVID-19, we are working hard to minimize disruptions in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To find out how to receive notifications before an outage, visit our PSPS Alerts page.