Ky. ban on cutting off utilities coming to an end

Posted at 6:01 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 08:34:28-04

(WPSD) — Kentucky's ban on cutting off utilities is set to end early in November. Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Monday that will end the statewide moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment on November 6.

To help Kentuckians get back into payments, Beshear's executive order requires utility companies to create payment plans for residential customers that run no less than six months. The order also waives late fees for residential customers through Dec. 31.

Beshear's executive order allocates $15 million in federal money into the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund. That fund is to help people in danger of losing their natural gas, water, wastewater, or electricity. People can apply for help through Community Action Kentucky, which posted to its Facebook page that details of the application process will be available soon. You can also call 800-456-3452 to learn about your local outreach office.