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Bill Discount Program

How the Bill Discount Program works

Once a qualifying benefit is received, a monthly credit will be applied to that Central Hudson account for 12 consecutive months, provided the account remains open and active for the entire 12-month period. The amount of the bill discount credit is based on the service type and amount of HEAP benefit. Customers who self-enroll in Central Hudson’s LIBDP are eligible for Tier 1 benefits.

Qualifying benefits

Regular or Emergency HEAP; Lifeline; SNAP; Medicaid; SSI; Federal Public Housing Assistance; Veteran Pension or Survivors Pension; and certain programs for Native Americans.

Requirements to self-enroll

  • The customer or a member of the customer’s household must provide documentation of proof of enrollment in (1) regular or emergency HEAP; (2) Lifeline; (3) SNAP; (4) Medicaid; (5) SSI; (6) Federal Public Housing Assistance; (7) Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension; or (8) certain programs for Native American
  • Documentation must be in the customer’s name or the name of a member of the customer’s household and include the customer’s address. Documentation must include an issue date within the last 12 months or a future expiration date that aligns with the benefit period.  Alternate fuel customers with HEAP can also provide a HEAP approval letter, mybenefits.com page or a statement from a fuel supplier showing a HEAP payment.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online.

If submitting a downloaded copy of the application, documentation can be emailed to CareUnit@cenhud.com, faxed to 845-486-5676 or mailed to 284 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Budget Billing

The account will be automatically enrolled in Budget Billing.  Customers can opt out by speaking with a CSR; sending a request by email to CareUnit@cenhud.com, on the website at “Live My Account Web Chat” or the Contact Email; faxed to 845-486-5676; or mailed to 284 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.