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Utility Shut-off Protection

Under State law, MCL 460.9c, you may apply for shut-off protection for electric and gas service by notifying your provider that you are in need of assistance because of a reduction in household income as the result of a call to active military duty.

Additionally, MCL 32.517 provides that you or your immediate household shall not be deprived of or denied heat, water, electricity, or gas service by any public utility serving your home during the first 90 days of military service by reason of unpaid bills for the commodities. This applies if you are on active service in excess of 7 days and when so ordered by the governor in support of civilian authority or in time of war or emergencies of this state or of the United States.