Illinois Energy Assistance

If you’re struggling to keep up with energy bills, you’re not alone. We’re here to help.


Programs and Eligibility



If you need help making your payments, programs are available. To get started, review our eligibility chart, or log in to your online account to quickly and easily explore all the helpful resources and payment assistance options at your disposal.

Household or Family Size
$0 - $2,430 $2,431 - $4,513
$0 - $3,287 $3,228 - $5,158
$0 - $4,143 $4,144 - $5,804
$0 - 5,000 $5,001 - $6,446


In a crisis? LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to help families manage energy costs.
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Warm Neighbors Cool Friends

Warm Neighbors Cool Friends (WNCF), a year-round heating and cooling assistance program to help those who generally do not qualify for financial assistance from other government or non-profit programs. Eligible households can receive up to $500 for this heating season.
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Income Eligible Status

Ameren Illinois residential customers who meet the requirements of an income-eligible customer will have deposits for new service and late payment charges waived. If you do not automatically qualify these protections are available after your request is approved.
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Payment Agreements and Billing Options

Payment Agreements

If you have an outstanding balance, you can make an arrangement with Ameren Illinois to avoid disconnection.

See our Payment Assistance FAQs for more information.
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Billing Options

Visit our Billing Options page to learn about other programs available to manage your bill.
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