California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)

The CARE program can help you save 20 percent on your monthly gas bill.

SoCalGas® CAREs

If you need assistance paying your monthly bill, we may be able to help. The CARE program offers eligible SoCalGas® customers a 20 percent discount. Apply today to see if you qualify.

Apply for CARE by Mail

Mail completed form to:
SoCalGas CARE Program GT19A1
P.O Box 3249
Los Angeles CA 90057 - 1249

For more information please call 1-800-427-2200

Telecommunication devices for the speech and hearing impaired TDD/TTY are available at
1-800-252-0259 English and Spanish only

Application available in other languages: 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | More Languages

There are two ways to qualify:

1. Public Assistance Programs

If you or another person in your household receives benefits from any of the following programs.
Medi-Cal for Families A & B
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
CalWORKs (TANF)[1] or Tribal TANF
Head Start Income Eligible - Tribal Only
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
CalFresh (Food Stamps)
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


2. Maximum Household Income

Effective June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, CARE and ESA Programs' income limits are as follows:.
Household Size Total yearly household income not more than
1-2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760
Each additional
*Upper Limit Calculation = 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Qualified Businesses

If you are operating an agricultural employee housing facility, migrant services and nonprofit migrant farm worker housing centers, or a nonprofit group living facility (homeless shelter, drug rehabilitation center, halfway house, hospice), your facility may be eligible for the CARE program.

Click on the application for more information and to apply:

Mobile Home Parks and
Submetered Apartments

CARE application for residents of mobile home parks and submetered apartments that are billed by their property owner/manager:

[1] Includes Welfare-to-Work
[2] All other provisions on determining income, described above, still apply.

The CARE program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SoCalGas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until such funds are no longer available. This program may be modified or terminated without prior notice. Eligibility requirements apply; see the program conditions for details.