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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Heating help now available for low-income residents

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program application process for the 2018-19 season runs until April 12, 2019.

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.

Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.

LIHEAP benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

The program’s goal is to prevent LIHEAP customers from entering the winter season with shut-off utilities.

Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.

For example, the individual limit for an individual is $18,210.

Applications for LIHEAP can be completed at compass.state.pa.us.

Paper applications are available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.

For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit energysavers.gov.

For information, visit dhs.pa.gov.