Electric, natural gas, and propane bills can have a major impact on household budgets. For people having trouble paying their energy bills, it is extremely important to know that help may be available. There are several energy assistance programs for eligible senior citizens and low-income customers. Contact your utility company or propane supplier as soon as you know you will be unable to pay your bill on time. If you are not able to pay the bill in full, making a partial payment is better than not paying anything at allGet Help by Calling 2-1-1211 is a one-stop, around the clock, free phone service that links people with information or agencies that can help with utility assistance, rent payments, child and elder care, emergency shelters, job training, counseling, and other services.Dial 211 or go online at mi211.org to get connected to information about available services.