Eligible Residents Reminded to Apply for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

HARRISBURG – Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning this Thursday, Nov. 1.

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.

It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income level.

For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,210; for a couple, the limit is $24,690; and for a family of four, it is $37,650.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence.

To apply, please visit my website, www.RepSankey.com, on Thursday and go to “Shopping For Energy” on the left hand menu.

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