New program offers utility bill assistance to Dominion Energy customers in South Carolina

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Dominion Energy is connecting rental customers to additional utility assistance through a new federally funded program from SC Housing.

According to the utility provider, the $272 million SC Stay Plus program offers up to 12 months of assistance for past due rent and assistance for delinquent utility payments for qualifying individuals and families impacted by the pandemic.

“We want customers to know that we are here to help and ready to assist individuals, families and businesses in our service area, including those who may be struggling for the first time,” said Sam Dozier, general manager of customer service at Dominion Energy.

Those who qualify can receive help on their bills dating back to March 13, 2020.

You can apply for the service or learn more by visiting schousing.com/home/sc-stay-plus.

Customers are encouraged to reach out to Dominion Energy’s customer assistance team online if they need help applying for assistance.

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