LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program, administered by the NJ Department of Community Affairs, to assist low-income households with paying their heating bills (whether electric, gas, oil, etc.). There should be no impact on participation in the SEA R-GEA program on customers’ eligibility. Lifeline or Universal Service programs are state-funded through State taxes and societal benefits charges, again with eligibility based upon several factors tied to income. Bill credits of up to $225 are provided to assist eligible customers with electric and gas utility bills. The SEA R-GEA will provide consolidated billing through the utility; as such, the bill credits would be unaffected.