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Senior Advocates Issue Plea for Winter-Storm Utility-Bill Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas —

Responding to older Texans hit particularly hard by the massive winter-storm power outage last month, AARP Texas and the Texas Legal Services Center are asking for immediate financial relief for residential electricity customers. In a letter to the state’s Public Utility Commission, the organizations noted many, including those dependent on Social Security benefits for housing and medicine, found it impossible to leave their homes for days on end. Tim Morstad, associate state director for AARP Texas, said regulators need to step up for consumers now, and not wait until the state Legislature can address ways to prevent a future disaster. “People are still hurting,” Morstad asserted. “ (contd.) Podcast and entire story available: https://www.newsservice.org/index.php

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