Maine PUC approves more assistance for low-income Mainers

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“The Maine Public Utilities Commission is making some adjustments to two programs that serve low-income Mainers. The commission approved more than $20 million for its Low-Income Assistance Program (LIAP), which helps qualified low-income consumers pay electricity costs, according to a release from a spokesperson for the commission. The commission also approved a temporary doubling of the federal poverty threshold for other eligibility-based programs through the Department of Health and Human Services, such as healthcare assistance. This will allow an additional 46,000 Mainers to meet the requirements and be eligible for help, the release stated.

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