Try talking to them, Senior citizes have rights. Get a note from your doctor if you can.
I know MI will anytime the only way they want is if u got some of med pro than u got to get s note from your Dr and take it in to them than they will put u on s list not to be turn off
Not sure what state you live in, but in NC the power can not be turned off during the winter months. Also, not in the summer months when it is hot. You might be able to speak with your electric company. Couldn't hurt to ask.
Go to 211.org and put your city and state in and it will give you info on who can give you help with those bills :-)