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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

**Important: Enrollment dates for the upcoming LIHEAP season have changed. 

Qualifying low-income households can receive assistance in one annual payment for energy bills. LIHEAP assistance does not need to be paid back.

Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)

Through PIPP, eligible Nicor Gas customers pay a percentage of their monthly income to maintain utility service. The PIPP offers an affordable payment plan and a chance to eliminate past-due balances.

Please feel free to contact Nicor Gas’s Energy Assistance Department at PIPP@aglresources.com for details on possible options that are available to you, such as eligibility for a grant through our Sharing Program, and other utility programs.energy assistance

Sharing Program

The Nicor Gas Sharing Program provides qualifying households with monetary relief for their natural gas bills. Eligible customers can receive a Sharing Grant of either $400 or $450. Elements of the Nicor Gas Sharing Program differ depending on age. 

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

Qualified income eligible households can receive weatherization assistance to save energy and money. Contact your local Community Action Agency or call 877.411.9276 for more information.

Payment Arrangements

Customers behind on their natural gas bill payments may be eligible to make a payment arrangement. A down payment is required, and the remainder of the balance is spread out over four to twelve months and then added to the current monthly balance. Visit My Account to check eligibility and sign up, or call 888.Nicor4u (888.642.6748).


energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, can help you take control of your energy use at home. energySMART offers sensible steps for smart savings in your home. energySMART also offers free weatherization to income-qualified customers in coordination with IHWAP, which can include air sealing, insulation and furnace repair or replacement. 

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

If you or someone you know is having trouble paying bills, reach out to ClearPoint, a national, nonprofit credit counseling agency at 800.251.2227 (866.616.3717 for Spanish) or visit credability.org. (Usted puede visitar la versión del español Idioma del sitio haciendo clic aquí.)

Make a Gift Payment Any Time of the Year

Give the gift warmth by making a gift payment toward someone’s Nicor Gas bill! Download the gift payment form, fill it in and mail it to us at the address you'll find on the form.

Nicor Gas Sharing Program

Residential customers who do not qualify for federal assistance can apply for a one-time annual Nicor Gas Sharing Grant, which does not need to be paid back.

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Assistance for Activated Military Personnel

Nicor Gas offers a package of benefits to assist activated guard and reservists who reside in our service territory. Call 888.Nicor4u (800.642.6748) for more information.