LOS ANGELES (CBS) — If you’re having trouble paying your gas bill, you may be eligible for some help.

The Southern California Gas Co. on Wednesday urged customers who are struggling with payments to see whether they qualify for a 20 percent discount.

Customers receiving MediCal or Medicaid benefits or other government assistance may automatically qualify.

“We strongly encourage customers to call us, especially if they’re having trouble paying their bill by the due date,” said Hal Snyder, the Gas Co.’s vice president of customer solutions. “By calling us, they can learn about the programs we offer and payment arrangement plans that can work for them. We are here to help.”

The utility also has energy-saving programs for qualified renters and homeowners.

For more information, visit the Southern California Gas Co. website or call (800) 427-2200.

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Comments (2)
  1. FED UP says:

    Are you kidding me?! Now these illegals get gas for less?! I obey the law and I’m penalized on a constant basis while I watch these criminals get handouts from MY government! It’s disgusting and I’m FED UP!

  2. The Mad Man says:

    Don’t worry, it’s not much to speak of. They take off some taxes and on a rental bill of 50.00, they take off 1.20 maybe. I know this is not what everyone wants to hear, but being disabled only entitles me to a ‘discount’ of a few cents, not enough for me to even have a beer on (if I could drink).

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