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Bill of Rights for Residential Customers of Wastewater Utilities

For wastewater utility customers. Know your rights and responsibilities and whom to contact for assistance when it comes to questions or problems regarding regulated wastewater service.

Bill of Rights for Residential Customers of Water Utilities

Know your rights and responsibilities and whom to contact for assistance when it comes to questions or problems regarding regulated water service.

Bill of Rights for Telephone Utilities

For telephone utility customers. Know your rights and responsibilities and whom to contact for assistance when it comes to questions or problems regarding regulated telecommunications services.

How To Help Older Americans Avoid Loss Of Utility Services

Maintaining utility service is a crucial issue for older Americans. While these consumers may not be able to afford to pay their utility bills, they cannot afford to go without service either. For older consumers it may be particularly difficult to cut back on their use of basic utilities, especially during the winter or summer months, because of the serious threat that extreme temperatures can pose to their health. For retired or disabled seniors, reducing their basic electric, gas, or water bills will be even harder because they may spend more time at home. Significant savings in utility bills normally require major investments in insulation, home repairs, and energy-efficient appliances, which may be beyond the reach of financially limited consumers.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Learn how to get assistance with utility program requirements for LHEAP and appeals process.

The Doctrine of Necessaries PowerPoint Presentation

There are many things to think about when entering into a marriage or civil union. One that is often overlooked or that people just don’t know about is the Doctrine of Necessaries (sometimes referred to as Necessities). In South Carolina, this doctrine allows third-party creditors, usually hospitals, to seek payment for a hospital bill from not only the patient but also the patient’s spouse. Under this theory, the spouse is liable for the “necessaries” of the other spouse. In this episode of Level Up Law, we define the doctrine and hit the high points of how it might apply in certain situations.

Understanding Your Telephone Bill

More information on Phone Bill Cramming, Know Your Rights, Typical Charges, Mobile Bill Shock. Bundled Services, and Downloads

What to do When Utility Service is Disconnected

This web page examines some measures that advocates for the elderly can take when an client is facing disconnection of utility service.

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