Sunday, November 18, 2012

Help with Home-Heating Bills Available

From the office of Pennsylvania Representative Robert L. Freeman:

Rep. Robert L. Freeman
D-136th District
Northampton County
 Old Man Winter is quickly approaching. As temperatures drop, home-heating bills tend to climb, putting a strain on many household budgets.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of families across the state apply for help to heat their homes through the
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Both homeowners and renters can qualify.

LIHEAP offers two types of grants, and the amount of each type of grant depends on income, household size, type of heating fuel and region of the state. Cash grants help families pay regular monthly heating bills and are sent directly to the utility company to help with heating bills.

Crisis grants are also available to pay for heating emergencies such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage, or utility service shutoff.

To qualify, a household of one can earn up to $16,755; a family of four can earn up to $34,575 and qualify.

Click here to view eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP.

To apply, you will need the names of every person living in your household, their dates of birth, Social Security numbers and proof of income, and a recent heating bill. Applications are available

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if we can be of assistance.

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