A&N Electric Cooperative is assisting with the distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds to co-op members who have fallen behind on electric bill payments between March 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020.
Funding is a one-time opportunity, with a one-time assistance payment for each account. Funds will be used to offset electric account arrearages only, and will not be applied to any other fees or charges of the Cooperative. You will be required to attest to a COVID pandemic-related need by filling out and returning the form in one of the links below.
Please return completed Coronavirus Relief Funds applications by email, fax (757.789.5481), mail (PO. Box 290 Tasley, VA 23441) or in person at the cooperative's Tasley office (21275 Cooperative Way, Tasley, VA 23441).
Please contact us with any questions by email or by phone at 757.787.9750, option #3.
These funds, which were part of the federal CARES Act and were authorized for this use by the General Assembly and the governor in the amended state budget, will be applied to the past due amounts of individual members who complete an online application certifying that their electric bill debt is due to an economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Eligible A&N Electric Cooperative member-owners will receive an automated phone call from the cooperative, email and/or mailed letter.
The deadline to complete the required application to receive funds has been extended.
Accomack County has earmarked some of its CARES Act funding to assist local residents with paying their past due utility bills, if they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooperative members residing in Accomack County who have accrued a past due balance on their electric service bills due to COVID-19 are urged to pick up an application at the Accomack County Department of Social Services. Anyone unable to pick up an application should contact the department at 757.787.1530. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2020.
Applications are located at the front door of the department Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays).
Applicants for the CARES Act funding must meet a number of qualifying criteria.
- The applicant resides in Accomack County.
- An applicant’s combined household income is at or below $84,600.
- The applicant suffered a loss of wages and/or income or incurred substantial medical expenses directly related to COVID-19 on or after March 1, 2020.
- The applicant is at least one month in arrears on utility bills.
- The applicant’s past due utilities bills were incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
- An applicant’s application for assistance was received by ACDSS between November 2, 2020 and November 30, 2020.
- The applicant has made arrangements with utility provider for repayment of the entire delinquent balance prior to receiving program financial assistance.
- The Accomack County Department of Social Services will need verification of the COVID related loss of wages or medical expenses.
Co-op members who have not yet set up a payment arrangement with the cooperative are urged to contact one of our member service representatives by calling 757.787.9750, option #3.
Cooperative Will Reach Out to Members to Help Establish Payment Arrangements
Over the next few weeks, A&N Electric Cooperative will be reaching out to our members who have been unable to make payments due to the coronavirus. While it is not our typical practice to make phone calls to members, we understand the difficulty the coronavirus has posed on our members and would like to proactively help members develop a payment plan.
If you receive a call demanding immediate payment, that is a scam. We will not call to request immediate payment, but rather to discuss a payment solution that works for you and your family. If you feel uncomfortable, or wish to verify the validity of the call, please hang up and call us at 757.787.9750 option #2 to confirm you are speaking with a Member Service Representative.