Our Financial Assistance Programs Are Here for You

SCE knows that many customers continue to struggle financially. We offer a range of debt-relief and long-term bill assistance programs to help both residential and small business customers meet their electricity expenses.

Finding the Help You Need

Help with Rate Discounts

For all qualifying residential customers.

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Help with Debt Forgiveness

For CARE/FERA customers.

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More Help for Residential Customers

For residential customers 60 days past due.

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Help for Small Business Customers

For small business customers 60 days past due.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get Help from Your Community

Our Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is SCE's nonprofit 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.

Additional One-Time Savings

The California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) — The State of California has directed approximately $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding toward benefits to reduce past-due energy bill debts incurred by customers financially impacted by the pandemic. SCE used its portion of the CAPP funding to automatically provide a one-time CAPP credit to the accounts of eligible customers so there is no need to apply.

Medical Baseline Allowance

If you or someone in your household uses electrically powered medical equipment, you may qualify for the Medical Baseline Allowance. This funding provides for 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 Savings Assistance (ESA) program, 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.

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.

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 about any of these programs, as well as about outages, rebates, savings, account updates, and more, visit our Help Center to find the right number for your needs.

Tools for Saving Energy and Controlling Your Account

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.

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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.

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Budget Assistant

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

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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.

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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.

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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.