Special Customer Services
Services for Special Customers
LIPA is responsive to all our customers’ needs and committed to improving the quality of life within our service territory. That is why we offer an array of services for our customers with special needs. Knowing about these services may help you or your loved ones, now or in the future.
- Special Protections for Medical Emergencies
- Critical Care Program & Qualifying Life-Support Devices
- Friendly Follow-Up Program
- Peace of Mind Program
- Hearing/Speech Impaired – TDD Services
- Ensure Your Power Supply Is Protected
- Si Habla Espanol
Special Protections for Medical Emergencies
LIPA provides additional time so that payment arrangements can be made for customers or their immediate family who are ill or have a chronic medical condition. Customers in this situation must provide LIPA with a Medical Certificate from a licensed physician, and the certificate must state:
- Why the electric service is required during the health emergency
- The doctor’s name, address, telephone and license number
- The customer’s name, address, telephone and account number
We will continue the electric service for thirty (30) days. We will not terminate electric service during a medical emergency; however, the customer is responsible for the payment of their LIPA bill.
Senior Citizens 62 years or older and those with disabilities should also contact us so that appropriate protections, as needed, may be provided.
Critical Care Program
In unforeseen circumstances or severe weather, electrical outages may occur. If you or a family member rely on life-support equipment, filing a medical certificate from your doctor or local Board of Health with LIPA now is important. Please let us know about life-support equipment by calling 800-490-0025 Learn more...
Friendly Follow-Up Program
Sometimes circumstances make it difficult for our customers to keep track of their account. LIPA’s Friendly Follow-Up Program allows customers to designate a relative, trusted friend, or social service agency to receive an extra copy of your LIPA bill should it become overdue. This extra protection can help keep your account current if you’re planning a long vacation, live alone or are unable to make timely payments for other reasons such as illness or an emergency. The person chosen to receive notification from us will not be responsible for paying the bill, but can help keep track of your LIPA account. Download the enrollment form (PDF).
Peace of Mind Program
This assistance plan for hospitalized customers extends the due date of their bill for an additional thirty (30) days. Customers who are hospitalized, or have an immediate member of the family in the hospital, qualify for the program. To learn more or to apply for Peace Of Mind protections, please call us at 800-490-0025.
Hearing/Speech Impaired – TDD Services
Customers who are hearing or speech impaired can call our TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) Service for assistance at 631-755-6660.
Ensure Your Power Supply Is Protected
High winds, tree branches, lightning, or ice can disrupt electric service. There are preventive measures you can take to maintain your life-support equipment. Such as:
Contact your local fire and police departments and inform them of your health situation. Find out now what kind of assistance (such as transportation or first aid) they can offer during a power outage.
Develop a network of friends, relatives and neighbors you can rely on for help.
Arrange to stay with a friend or relative in the aftermath of a major storm. Check now to see which person’s home can accept your equipment without difficulty. Have alternative sites in case your first choice is also without power.
Let us know immediately if you change your telephone number or if your situation changes and there is no longer a need for the equipment.
Consider having a licensed electrician install a standby generator. If you do, please notify us. Operating a generator without our knowledge can be dangerous for you and for our field personnel. To have your generator inspected for safety, call the location nearest you.
- Brentwood . . .631-348-6044
- Hewlett . . . . . .516-792-7112
- Riverhead . . . 631-548-7042
- Hicksville . . . .516-545-2242
Si Habla Espanol
Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre su cuenta con LIPA, o si desea obtener informacion sobre algunos de nuestros programas, por favor llame a nuestro departamento de Servicio al Cliente y pida hablar con uno de nuestros representantes de habla hispana. Al telefono 800-490-0025.
- Download the Brochure (PDF)