Yes. Medical Baseline Allotment and California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) are two separate programs. Medical Baseline Allotment is not based on income. Customers may qualify for both programs.
If you qualify for the CARE benefit, you receive a discount on gas and electric rates.
If you may qualify for Medical Baseline Allotment you receive an additional allotment of electricity and/or gas per month (approximately 500 kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity and/or 25 therms of gas per month). This helps ensure that more energy to support qualifying medical devices is available at a lower rate.
If you are on a rate plan that does not have a baseline allotment, you will not receive an additional Medical Baseline allotment, but you will be added to our notification process for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.
Visit the Apply for the Medical Baseline Program page for more details, eligibility requirements and application directions.
Visit our Get Discounts on your PG&E Bill page for details, eligibility requirements and application directions for the CARE program.