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Getting Help With Utility Bills?

I live in Gary, Indiana. I am currently on Social Security disability. I have a 20 year old son who works part-time for a department store. With our income combined, we are told that we make too much for Lake County Assistance. The City of Gary Sanitation Department has combined water treatment, trash pick-up, and sewage into one bill.

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I am already struggling with my other utilities to make ends meet, and my son makes only enough to get back and fourth to work, and pay for his medication. I especially need the help now since property taxes will be due in a few months. If anyone can be of service, thank you in advance, and god bless.

By Tiffany S.

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March 17, 20140 found this helpful

Our local utility company (in the UK) provides an online assessment tool so that you can work out whether you would be better off with a water meter. If your water isn't already metered, it may be worth checking whether your utility company will do the same.

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March 19, 20140 found this helpful

Don't combine your incomes. You are not a couple. He lives in your house or you live in his house. Because he is an adult and not your spouse, you do not need to combine your incomes.

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Contact social services to get the financial help you need.

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March 19, 20140 found this helpful

Check with your county tax collector! In my state,if you are on disability, you are exempt from city and county property taxes. It's worth the call at least.

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