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Can They Turn Power Off Even Though You're On Oxygen
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posted February 7
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Here in California page gives $100 if power out 48 hours.

posted February 7
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Many states, counties and electrical companies have emergency funds for people in financial difficulty. Check out your area to see if there are any emergency funds you might take advantage of.

posted February 7
A MyCOPDTeam Member

They did. I live in California don't tell anyone. Lol

posted February 7 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

YES, David. JEAN makes a good point. Any financial assistance you can get might go toward offsetting other household expenses.
Here is a good place to start for utility assistance in your State:
https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/
be Well

Virginia CommonHelp
Virginia CommonHelp
posted February 7
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Unfortunately, YES. (about half of the US states). Here are the rules for where you live:

"An investor-owned electric utility, electric cooperative, or public utility providing water service shall, upon request from a residential customer who has a Serious Medical Condition Certification Form filed with the utility, delay termination of service for a minimum of 30 calendar days beyond the expiration of the disconnect notice. Service termination will be delayed for 10 calendar days pending receipt of the Serious Medical Condition Certification Form. An investor-owned electric utility, electric cooperative, or public utility providing water service shall permit a residential customer to delay termination of service under this chapter two times within a 12-month period. The 30-calendar day delays may be consecutive."

Assuming you're talking about account payment I$$ues, consider this: WE should ALL have an Electrical backup plan for If/When to old Oak tree fall$ in the backyard too.

posted February 7 (edited)

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