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Ameren Illinois Providing $8 Million in Bill Payment Assistance to Those Impacted by COVID-19

MT. VERNON – Ameren Illinois is doing its part to help those affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. The utility provider has set aside $8 million for bill payment assistance for those who qualify to help reduce or eliminate a past-due account balance.

Ameren spokesperson Brian Bretsch says if you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call Ameren.   

Families earning up to $7,642 per month may be eligible for some kind of relief through Ameren’s “Fresh Start” program.

For more information on income eligibility guidelines, visit and to call for assistance, the number is 1-800-755-5000.