Evergy will continue their moratorium on disconnecting residential and small business customers behind on their electric bills through May 2. This is due to current and new pandemic related assistance opportunities available for customers who need the help.

“Evergy is extending our moratorium on disconnects as new assistance is coming available for customers affected by the pandemic,” said Chuck Caisley, Evergy senior vice president and chief customer officer in a statement. “Over the last year, some customers may have accumulated a high past-due balance, and emergency assistance funds could help them reduce balances owed. We encourage customers to seek assistance now as funding is limited and will expire this year.”

Evergy has a list of some of these emergency assistance funds and programs on their website here. There are links to the Missouri Department of Social Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Information that can connect you to the United Way which can help you find assistance programs. Evergy's Economic Relief Pilot Program with the Salvation Army and an MHDC program for renters. You can access this information here. You can also see what payment plan options are available to you, and what programs Evergy is offering to small business at that link as well.

If you know someone who needs help with their Evergy bill and you're in a position to help, you can make an energy gift of any amount that will be applied toward their bill. All you need to give this kind of gift is the customer's address you want to help. You can make a gift here.

Customers that need help catching up with their Evergy bill are also encouraged to reach out to their customer service team for help. Customers can contact them at 1-888-471-5275. Their customer service team is available from 7:00 AM -7:00 PM Monday - Friday.

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