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Utility Company Offering Help To Central, South Coast Residents Hard Hit Financially By Coronavirus

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A utility company serving the Central and South Coasts has launched a new campaign to help people who might be caught in the pinch by the coronavirus crisis. Southern California Gas has started a new campaign called “SoCalGas CARES.”

People who have lost their jobs or are facing other hardships may qualify for a 20% discount in their monthly natural gas bills. You can find out if you qualify by using an online application on the gas company’s website.

There’s a Gas Assistance Fund, which will provide onetime grants of up to $100 for the amount of the gas bill.

Southern California Gas also has an ongoing assistance program called the Medical Baseline Allowance, which provides service at the lowest baseline rate for people with serious health conditions.