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Utility Shut Offs

Between November 1 and April 15, utility companies may not shut off services for non-payment of bills unless customers have been contacted at least 72 hours in advance. Service may not be shut off on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, a holiday or the day before a holiday.

SENIOR IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM
Senior citizens who qualify may apply to utility companies for special identification and consideration in emergency circumstances. For information, call:

LIPA/Brooklyn Union 1-800-490-0025
Verizon 890-1550