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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Utility Assistance
Senior Citizen Tax Rebate
The City of Warrenville will reimburse City Telecommunications Taxes paid by qualified seniors with a total household income of $40,000 or less in the previous calendar year. The rebate is applied to the tax payments made beginning with the year in which the senior turns 65. Applicant must occupy the property as their principal residence and be liable for paying the taxes. Reimbursement will be made annually for the preceding calendar year. Click here to download and print the application.

Procedures
  • Applicants must complete an application form, which will be available starting December 1 each year
  • Applications must be submitted by April 30 for the previous calendar year
  • Reimbursement will be made within 30 days following receipt of a completed application
  • Applicant must provide proof of the following:
    • Age - Driver’s license, birth certificate, Medicare card or other acceptable form of identification. Once established, proof of age does not need be provided in future years
    • Home Ownership / Renter Status - Tax bills or lease for the address for which reimbursement is requested
    • Income - Copy of U.S. Tax return for the year reimbursement is requested showing adjusted gross income, IRS Notice 703 or other proof of income acceptable by the city
    • Paid Telecommunication Bills
  • Documents submitted for proof of age, home ownership / renter status, and paid utility bills will be verified and returned to applicant upon submission of application
  • For an applicant who becomes 65 years old during the year for which an application is filed, reimbursement will be calculated starting with the month in which the applicant becomes 65 and will be made for those utility billing periods which start in the month the applicant becomes 65, regardless of whether the billing period starts before or after the applicants birth date

Link-Up, Lifeline & Universal Telephone Service Assistance Program (UTSAP)

For those low-income residents having difficulty paying for phone service, a program called Link-Up, Lifeline, and Universal Telephone Service Assistance Program (UTSAP) can help. These programs provide financial assistance to qualified low-income households to help them obtain and maintain basic local phone service. They are administered by a not-for-profit corporation, the Universal Telephone Assistance Corporation (UTAC), under the auspices of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Two of the programs are federally funded, and the third is funded by voluntary contributions from existing telephone customers.

Link-Up, Lifeline, and UTSAP provide financial assistance to participants in one or more of the following government assistance programs: National Free School Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or federal public housing.

Benefits to eligible individuals and households include up to $40 off the cost of telephone installation and a monthly credit off the cost of basic local phone service.

To apply for assistance, individuals should contact their local phone company:
  • AT&T Customers: 888-256-5378
  • Verizon Customers: 800-483-4000
  • Customers served by other local telephone companies should contact their company directly

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

DuPage County Human Services can help low-income households by assisting with energy bills and furnace repairs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) aids qualified low-income households with energy bills through direct financial assistance. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance.

For more information, contact DuPage County Human Services at:
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Ph: 630-682-7000

Customers’ Affordable Reliable Energy (CARE)
CARE is ComEd’s initiative to help customers manage their electricity bills Details are available at 888-806-CARE (888-806-2273). CARE includes a variety of energy efficiency, low-income programs and a rate stabilization proposal to help keep residential customers’ bills affordable. Through their website, customers can submit energy-savings questions to the Energy Doctor, access a provider of discounted energy saving products, view energy efficiency tips, or conduct an online energy audit.