MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Plummeting temperatures can be bad news for your heating bill. But for more than 100,000 Milwaukee County residents, there is help available.
FOX6 News is told 175,000 people might be eligible for energy assistance. Yet only about 30,000 have applied so far this season. But it's not too late to get your application in if you think you might be eligible.
The process to apply takes only about 10-15 minutes. Just set up an appointment or walk in to one of the four main locations during business hours to start the process.
"The actual payment will show on your bill within 4-6 weeks, however we do inform We Energies immediately that there is a payment so they are aware that it's coming," said Maudwella Kirkendoll, Community Advocates COO.
You can apply for energy assistance up until the middle of May. If approved, you'll get a one-time payment to help with your energy costs.
To find out more about if you might be eligible -- CLICK HERE.