Financial Assistance for Electric Service Customers

Care / Medical Programs - Happy family looking at computerOur Care / Medical Programs is our way of showing we care about you and the community.  Qualifying households can receive a discount on their monthly energy bills.  Customers who need electricity for life-sustaining devices or who have a condition or disease that requires special heating or air conditioning may qualify for additional baseline quantities.  Simply sign up for Merced I.D. CARE or MED Program to start saving.

Who is eligible?

To qualify for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a residential electric service customer.
  • The address shown on your application for this program must be your primary address.
  • You may not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s income tax return.
  • For MED customers, eligibility must be verified by a licensed physician.

Verification of Eligibility

Each applicant must provide adequate proof that they meet the eligibility requirements.  Eligible customers must notify MID of any income status change.  Participants are subject to annual review and/or verification.  Any attempt to defraud MID will result in customer’s removal from the program and a re-billing of the account at the regular rate.  MID reserves the right to take legal action as warranted


CARE Program Income Limits (Effective June 1, 2023)

Household SizeIncome Eligibility Limits
1 to 2$      40,880
3$      51,640
4$      62,400
5$      73,160
6$      83,920
7$      94,680
8$    105,440
Each Additional$      10,760

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