Percentage of Income Payment Plan (P.I.P.P.) Plus

PIPP Plus is an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. In Franklin County, the three regulated utility vendors are American Electric Power (AEP), Columbia Gas, and Ohio Edison.

Under PIPP Plus, if you heat with gas or electric, you pay 6% of your monthly household income. If you heat and cool with electricity, you pay 10% of your monthly household income.

The Breathing Association can enroll and re-verify PIPP Plus amounts. All PIPP Plus customers must re-verify their income annually. By completing the Energy Assistance Application, you can enroll and re-verify your PIPP Plus amount as well as apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit.

To be eligible for the PIPP Plus program, a customer must receive primary or secondary heat from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and have a total household income at or below 150% of the 2013-14 federal poverty guidelines.

Size of Household Past Three Months Income
1 Up to $4,308.75
2 $5,816.25
3 $7,323.75
4 $8,831.25
5 $10,338.75
6 $11,846.25

Households with more than six members should add $1,507.50 per member to the quarterly income.