Monthly Assistance Program—MAP

MAP is an income-based, budget program that provides qualifying customers with a reduced budget from October – September. SEMCO is partnered with The Heat And Warmth Fund, St. Vincent de Paul, and Superior Watershed Partnership to assist customers this year. 

Program benefits include:
  • Reduced monthly budget payment.
  • Past due balances may be reduced up to $1,000.
  • Service is protected from disconnection.
  • No late fees while enrolled.
  • No large balance to pay at the end of the program.*
*Budget amount is based on previous years’ consumption and assumes no significant changes in usage.
Ending balances may exist in the event energy consumption patterns change or other factors impact projected future bills.

Program eligibility criteria:
  • Household income must be less than or equal to 150% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines.


    150% of FPL**















    Add $522.50 for each additional household member
    **Certain deductions may apply. Please contact a representative for details.

  • SEMCO account must have a past due balance.
  • The account holder must provide a complete and signed MAP application.
  • Copy of proof of income dated within the last 60 days for all household members.
    • If paystubs are provided, 60 days’ worth is required (Ex. 8 if paid weekly, 4 if paid bi-weekly).
    • If child support is provided, supply the last 120 days.
    • Current year award letters for Social Security, SSI, Social Security Disability, Veterans Affairs benefits, or pension/retirement income.
    • Self Declaration for self-employment and supporting documentation (form available upon request).
  • Copy of the account holders:
    • Social security card
    • Picture ID
  • Proof of residency, if not provided on picture ID (Ex. lease, ID sticker change, DHHS paperwork, bank statement).
  • Provide the most recent PAST DUE SEMCO bill.

Please send all completed applications and requirements to:





Attn: MAP

PO Box 5004

Port Huron, MI 48061

Contact SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company at 1-800-624-2019, option 3 for additional details.