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

(A) The payment requirements for a percentage of income payment plan (PIPP) or graduate PIPP customer, as referenced in Chapter 4901:1-18 of the Administrative Code, shall be calculated as set forth in this rule.

(1) PIPP. Each PIPP 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. Each graduate PIPP customer shall be billed the average of the customer's most recent PIPP 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 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 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 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). Money provided on an irregular or emergency basis by a public or private agency shall first be applied to the customer's defaulted income-based payment, if any, then applied to the customer's current bill and, lastly, shall be applied to the customer's arrearages.

Replaces: part of 4901:1-18-04

Effective: 11/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2013
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