(Cushing) — The City of Cushing has reversed an earlier decision to not reimburse area residents who had already paid to have electric services restored. In the original assistance program, only those who had not already had services restored were eligible. But after a special meeting Wednesday, the Cushing Board of Commissioners decided that many people who had already paid to have the work done should also be reimbursed.

The assistance is available to owner occupied homes, and to residents whose household income does not exceed fifty per cent of the county’s median annual income. The assistance is for those who paid for repairs to meters, meter boxes and risers. Those seeking reimbursement will need an itemized statement or invoice from a licensed electrician. For more information, call the Cushing Economic Development Office at 225-1875.

Applications are available at Cushing City Hall, the Cushing Senior Citizens Center, and the Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency.

The money is coming from city coffers and may be reimbursed to the city by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a later date.