Statement of non-discrimination
Logan County Electric Cooperative, 1587 County Road 32 North, Bellefontaine, OH 43311, is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activities. The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimination compliance effort is the president/general manager of Logan County Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feel that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 20250; or the administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D.C., 20250. Compaints must be filed with 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
Medical certification forms available
If you have a health condition that would be affected by disconnected utility services, you should communicate with your doctor to assure your health is not at risk. Planning ahead and communicating special needs with Logan County Electric Cooperative are key.
Any member of Logan County Electric Cooperative at risk of disconnect for non-payment with a medical condition dependent upon electric equipment that without electric service would be especially dangerous or life threatening to the health of the member, family member residing in the home or individual under the care of the member, is required to have a licensed physician or local board of health physician complete a medical certificate. A newly issued medical certificate will prevent immediate disconnection of your electric service and requires the member to work cooperatively to pay past due balances.
The medical certificate must be completed by a licensed physician or local board of health physician and returned to the cooperative office within seven days of the member’s request for special payment consideration. The responsibility for determining whether a condition warrants a medical certification lies exclusively with the medical professional. Upon receiving the medical certificate electric service shall not be terminated for non-payment within 60 days of the filing form.
Please call our office at 937-592-4781 to receive a medical certificate or to request that the co-op fax a certificate to your physician.
Certification of active-duty deployment
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is committed to protecting the families of our nation’s veterans and military personnel. His office is proud to offer the Patriot Program to National Guard and Reserve personnel.
The Patriot Plan is a program providing protections and benefits to military personnel and their families. This plan can assist qualifying members with maintaining utility service while serving on active duty. Under the plan, Ohio’s natural gas and electric utilities cannot disconnect the residential utility service of any military reservist or National Guardsman deployed on active duty for nonpayment. The Patriot Plan does not apply to career active-duty military personnel serving their regular tour of duty.
Upon return from active duty, utility companies must offer members a period of time equal to the length of their deployment to pay any arrearages that may have accumulated. Additional time may be requested by a member if the amount in arrearages presents a hardship. Logan County Electric Cooperative will not charge late payment fees or interest to qualifying members during the period of deployment or the repayment period.
The residential member must resume timely payment of all charges for electric service after the return of the residential consumer from active-duty deployment. In order to avoid disconnection of electric service for nonpayment during a period of active-duty deployment, please request a Certification of Active-Duty Deployment form from Logan County Electric Cooperative. Please call our office at 937-592-4781 to receive this form.