4901:1-18-13 Payment requirements for percentage of income payment plan customers.

(A) The payment requirements for a percentage of income payment plan plus (PIPP plus) or graduate PIPP pluscustomer, as referenced in Chapter 4901:1-18 of the Administrative Code, shall be calculated as follows:

(1) PIPP plus. Each PIPP plus customer shall be billed six per cent of his/her household income or ten dollars, whichever is greater, per billing cycle by the jurisdictional gas or natural gas utility company that provides the customer with his/her source of heat.

(2) Graduate PIPP plus. Each graduate PIPP plus customer shall be billed the average of the customer's most recent PIPP plus income-based payment and the customer's budget bill amount, per billing cycle by the jurisdictional gas or natural gas utility company that provides the customer with his/her source of heat.

(B) Customers who are also enrolled in the PIPP plus program for their electric utility service should refer to Chapter 122:5-3 of the Administrative Code for the applicable payment requirement(s).

(C) Any money provided to the jurisdictional gas or natural gas utility company by a public or private entity for the purpose of paying utility bills shall not be considered as household income when calculating PIPP plus eligibility.

(1) Home energy assistance program (HEAP). Money provided from HEAP, or a similar program, shall not be counted as part of the monies paid by the customer to meet the monthly PIPP plus income-based payment requirement. These monies shall first be applied to the customer's arrearages and then held to be applied to future arrearages. Monies shall not be directly remitted to PIPP customers.

(2) Money other than HEAP or emergency HEAP (E-HEAP ), or money provided on a monthly basis by a public or private agency for the purpose of paying utility bills shall first be applied to the customer's defaulted current monthly payment obligation, if any, then applied to the customer's current monthly income-based payment obligation, and, lastly, shall be applied to the customer's arrearages.

Effective: 4/15/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/24/2014 and 11/24/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.04, 4905.06
Rule Amplifies: 4905.06, 4905.22, 4933.12, 4933.122
Prior Effective Dates: 3/22/80, 10/6/82, 12/1/83, 1/19/84, 10/10/84, 1/8/85, 12/7/91, 9/1/04, 11/1/10