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Nicor Gas 2018-2019 Sharing Program Income Guidelines

To qualify for a Sharing grant, your income must fall between these amounts:

 Family Size
Minimum Gross 

Monthly Income

Maximum Gross 
Monthly Income 250%
Maximum Gross 
Monthly Income 300%
 1  $1,519 $2,529  $3,035 
 2  $2,059 $3,429  $4,115 
 3  $2,599 $4,329  $5,195 
 4  $3,139 $5,229  $6,275 
 5  $3,679  $6,129  $7,355 
 6  $4,219 $7,029  $8,435 
 7  $4,759 $7,929  $9,515 
 8  $5,299 $8,829  $10,595 

* Total amount earned before taxes and deductions.

*For families/households with more than 8 persons under 18, add $540.00 for each additional persons.


Sharing grants will be available for eligible customers who meet the guidelines for the following situations:

For Crisis Situations it will require company approval and customers must meet income guidelines of 150% to 300% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Crisis situations could include:

  • Customer with an inactive account, where grant amount will cover entire balance for reconnection of service. (Forms of payment will be required)
  • An increase of medical expenses that prohibits a customer to pay his/her bill. Account must be active or grant amount is enough  to reinstate service if account is inactive.
  • Loss of full-time income from spouse due to death or divorce. (To also include loss of job based regular household income)

For Veterans they must provide the following information.

  • Must show military papers
  • Must meet income guidelines up to 300% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Gas bill must be in the applicants name
  • Must have a picture ID
  • Maximum grant amount up to $200.00
  • Can receive a LIHEAP grant and still be eligible
  • Must show proof of $25.00 good faith payment being made with in the last 60 days of application date
  • Customer cannot receive both Veteran Grant and a regular Sharing Grant