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Ameren Illinois Offering Energy Assistance To Veterans

Ameren Illinois is providing financial relief for active duty and veterans of the military. Ameren Illinois has allocated $100,000 to help disabled veterans and active-duty military pay their energy bills up to a one-time bill payment grant of $100.  Disabled veterans and active-duty military members can apply for an AIMS grant by visiting www.AmerenIlinois.com/EnergyAssistance. 


Joe Solari, Vice President of Customer Experience for Ameren Illinois says that many customers are facing financial challenges due to inflation and the rising cost of energy, and he is hoping that this will help provide at least a little economic relief. 


In June, Ameren Illinois held Helping Heroes outreach events for disabled veterans and active-duty military members throughout the region.  Eligible participants received the AIMS grant along with support, assistance with payment, and storm preparedness kits.  


AIMS is part of a $1.75 million relief package Ameren Illinois has allocated to assist customers in response to an increase in power supply prices. High demand and supply constraints have led to an energy shortage and caused power supply prices to spike.  Power is purchased for Ameren by an Illinois state agency and costs are passed directly to customers, dollar for dollar.  Customers who are experiencing difficulty with their energy bills are encouraged to visit AmerenIllinois.com/EnergyAssistance. 

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