COVID-19 Updates

Keeping Each Other Safe

At Ameren, we never compromise on safety. Together, we can help protect each other by practicing social distancing, limiting face-to-face contact and taking other precautionary measures when we are in out in the community or in customers' homes and businesses.

We're Here for You

We understand the critical role electric and gas utility services play in your daily life, and we are committed to helping you get through these difficult and unpredictable times. You will continue to see us in the community responding to service calls, working on critical infrastructure projects and maintaining our facilities. We are practicing preventative safety measures as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local authorities.

We also recognize that many of you may face financial hardships during these extraordinary times, and we want to help.

If you need financial assistance or help paying your bill

  • For Missouri residential customers, we've provided $3.5 million to energy assistance. Although we have extended our suspension of service disconnections and late fee forgiveness until at least July 1, 2020, we want to help you avoid a large or unmanageable balance. Please take action now and learn how the Clean Slate ProgramLIHEAP and our other payment assistance programs and energy assistance programs can help you manage your energy bills. 

  • For Illinois residential customers, learn how LIHEAP and our energy assistance programs can help you manage your energy bills. 

  • For business customers, please visit Financial Help for Your Business to learn more about federal and state resources to help you through these challenging times.

If you have a scheduled appointment

If you have an upcoming Ameren appointment that requires access inside your home or business, and you are sick or beginning to show symptoms of illness or are on an ordered or self-imposed quarantine for COVID-19, we ask that you please reschedule.

If you want to help

If you are able, please consider helping others who may be facing financial hardship that they never before experienced. To help your friends and neighbors with their energy bill, you can donate to: 

Common Questions

We understand these are difficult times and we are here for you. If you or your business has been affected financially by the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to pay what you can or contact us to make payment arrangements so you don't fall too far behind. Please remember, we are always willing to talk to you about your individual circumstances and the payment options and assistance available to you.

Ameren Missouri Energy Assistance
Ameren Illinois Recovery

You can make a payment at no additional cost online through your checking account or by mail. 

To view payment options or register for an online account, visit:


At Ameren, we never compromise on safety – yours or ours. When you see us working in your home, business, yard or community, you'll see us practicing social distancing and taking other precautionary measures. You can help by maintaining a distance of six feet or more from our work areas.

If you have an appointment, we can conduct the entire appointment and perform safety checks outside at your meter. But some services may require us to come inside. If we need to do that, we will avoid close contact with those inside and take other safety measures. If anyone is sick, shows symptoms of or has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or, in the case of a gas leak or other immediate need, let us know so we can take precautionary measures.

If you ever smell natural gas (a rotten egg-like smell), leave and call us from a safe location. On your way out, do not use or touch any light switches, cell phones, telephones, appliances, garage door openers or any device that could generate a spark or a flame.

Illinois Residents

Customer Service:
Residential: 800.755.5000
Business: 800.232.2477  

If you have a scheduled appointment:
Residential: 800.755.5000 
Business: 800.232.2477

For assistance paying your bill: 
Economic Hardship Recovery Program
Financial Assistance
Payment Options
Customer Service Center

Missouri Residents

Update: We have extended our suspension of service disconnections and late fee forgiveness until at least July 1, 2020.

Customer Service:
Residential: 800.552.7583
Business: 877.426.3736 

If you have a scheduled appointment:
Residential: 800.552.7583 
Business: 877.426.3736

For assistance paying your bill: 
Clean Slate Program
Payment Assistance
Energy Assistance
Payment Agreements

Customer Service Center

Other Helpful Resources

Make a Payment

There are many payment options available, including online payments, auto pay, pay-by-phone and more.

Ameren Illinois Payment Options
Ameren Missouri Payment Options

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Sign up for a number of alerts and notifications to stay informed about your account, your bill and your service.

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To continue to receive important information about your account, bill or other COVID-19 related updates, please make sure your Ameren account contact information is current.

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