Lite Up Texas Government Assistance
The Lite-up Texas program is available to families that have a
low household income. It was put in place to give assistance in paying the electricity bill of those who
You are qualified for discount if you currently participate in one of these government assistance programs:
For those that are not yet receiving benefits from either of these two programs,
there is an income based qualification. If your household’s total income does not exceed 125% of the poverty
level as defined by the federal government, you should apply today.
If you aren’t receiving Medicaid or Food Stamps benefits but believe that you are qualified because of
your income, you may enroll by calling Lite-up Texas at 1-866-454-8387 to request that an application be
sent to you. Or, you can
print an application here.
To receive the Lite-Up Texas benefit, you must live in a deregulated area of Texas where have the power to
choose your own Retail Electric Provider (REP).
The Lite-Up Texas program reduces your electricity rate by 82%
during the months of May, June, July, August, and September. This program will save you 82% off your electric
charge! It can also give you a discount on your
home phone service. Even if you don’t qualify
for the electricity discount, you may still qualify for the subsidy on your phone bill. Participation in
programs such as CHIP and the National Free School Lunch Program and others qualifies you for the
telephone discount. The income qualification for the phone subsidy is set at 150% of the poverty level.