2009-10-31 / News

Sign-ups begin Monday for cash heating assistance

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants on Monday.

The program helps qualifying people to pay their heating bills. Grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Separate grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency. Families may earn up to 150 percent of federal poverty rates and still qualify for assistance. For a family of four, the income limit is $33,075 per year.

Those interested in applying for LIHEAP should contact the county assistance office to make an appointment. Telephone numbers are 274-4900 in Potter County and 486-3757 in Cameron County.

The following information will be required: names, dates of birth and social security numbers of all household members; proof of all income in the household; a copy of a recent heating bill.

More information on LIHEAP is available at a tollfree phone number, 1-866- 857-7095.

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