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Apply for CARE

The CARE program offers a monthly discount of 20% on your bill which can mean saving of up to $275 each year based on average energy use.  If you’re eligible you will typically see the discount within 30 days of receipt of your application.

How to Qualify

CARE eligibility is based on income and household size

Household Size Gross Annual Income Household Size Gross Annual Income
1 - 2 $31,020 6 $63,180
3 $39,060 7 $71,220
4 $47,100 8 $79,260
5 $55,140    

Each Additional person: +$8,040
Effective Januray 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Participation Rules

The following is required for your participation in the CARE Program

  • Your name is on your home’s SDG&E account and the address is your primary residence.
    • You can also apply if you are a co-applicant on your account as long as your name is on your home account.
  • You are not claimed on another person’s income tax return other than your spouse.
  • Your household must meet certain income level guidelines in order to qualify for the program.
    • Total current household income = Total income of all persons living in your house, condo, apartment or mobile home.  You may be asked to verify your income.
  • You must renew your application when requested. Typically customers remain on the program for two years.
  • You must notify SDG&E if you no longer qualify or no longer wish to participate.  Email us at or call us at 1-800-411-7343.


Email us at or call us at 1-800-411-7343

Existing Customers

For customers with existing accounts, you can apply using the following form:

Apply Now

Have a current bill handy as you will
need your account information.

New Customers

For customers that have recently started SDG&E service within the past 30 days.

Apply Now

Submetered/Non-Profit group living customers

If you live in a mobile home park or a group living facility, fill out the following application and mail or fax.

Download Submetered Application

For non-profit living facilities with 501(c)(3) status, please use the following application.

Download Non-Profit Application

Other ways to apply

By Phone: Call 1-877-646-5525 and apply using our automated system.

Have a current bill handy as you will need your account information.


Email us at or call us at 1-800-411-7343.

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