Extended Due Date Plan

The Extended Due Date Plan is available to qualifying residential members and is intended to enable the cooperative to change a member's bill payment due date. This plan is carried out at the member's request, and it should coincide with or follow the member's receipt of fixed income as listed below. Members who qualify under this plan and pay by their new due date will not be considered late on their bill payment. Members whose income checks from any of the sources listed below are not normally received by the regular bill due date, are eligible to apply for an extended due date. Qualifying income sources are as follows:

  • Persons receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), or Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD).
  • Persons receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or,
  • Persons whose primary source of income is Social Security or Veterans Administration disability or retirement benefits.

If the member does not pay their bill by the close of the business on the extended due date two (2) consecutive times, or any three (3) times in the last 12 months, the cooperative will remove the member from the Extended Due Date Plan. The cooperative will notify the member in writing when the member has been removed from the plan for late payments.

Members shall become plan participants upon either written or verbal application to the cooperative. Participation will continue each month thereafter, regardless of account location, as long as the member's account remains active. Verification of income being received by the member may be required. After acceptance of a member by the cooperative as a participant in the Extended Due Date Plan, the member shall supply to the cooperative the date on which the member's monthly income is received (check receipt date). The cooperative will make this information a permanent part of the member's record.

The extended due date will be moved to the billing cycle that coincides with the member's check receipt date. For more information, visit a First Electric office or click here to e-mail us.