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TRENTON – Assembly Democrats said ominous signs regarding winter fuel bills, looming cold weather and the global economic crisis simply re-emphasize the need to help low-income seniors and disabled persons pay gas and utility bills.

The lawmakers are sponsoring a measure (A688) that would provide for an annual cost-of-living increase in Lifeline Credit and Tenants Lifeline Assistance payments. The bill has been released by two legislative committees.

The increase would be proportional to the increase in the Social Security benefit for the year or 5 percent, whichever is lower.


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