SoCalGas Committed to Assisting Customers with Serious Medical Conditions
Medical Baseline Allowance Offers Additional Allowance of Natural Gas at the Lowest Rates
Oct 24, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is proud to be a part of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual campaign that takes place each October with the purpose of educating the public about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "My disability is one part of who I am." In light of this month's celebration, SoCalGas is highlighting its Medical Baseline Allowance program.
SoCalGas understands that not all customers are alike and that some households have family members with health concerns that require more heating during cool weather. The Medical Baseline Allowance program helps customers with serious health conditions by providing an additional allowance of natural gas at the lowest rate.
Customers may qualify for the program if a full-time member of the household:
Covered conditions include: paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, compromised immune system, life-threatening illness or any medical condition for which additional space heating is medically necessary. A doctor's certification is required.
"I suffer from multiple sclerosis and need additional heat during the colder months to stay comfortable. It is reassuring to know that I can keep my heat on without having to worry about a very expensive natural gas bill. It helps me a lot," says Adriana Smith, a 15-year SoCalGas customer.
Eligibility is based on medical condition only, not income, so many more customers battling an illness can remain comfortable in their homes. Additionally, the gas service does not have to be in the Medical Baseline patient's name.
Customers can learn more by clicking here, or by calling (800) 427-2200 for English, (800) 342-4545 for Spanish and (800) 252-0259 for hearing impaired customers who are unable to use a conventional telephone.
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