HARRISBURG – Eligible Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home
energy assistance grants and crisis grants. Cash grants are awarded
based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region.
Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency,
including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed
or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of
being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most
counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24
hours a day.
The Department of Public Welfare is sending all LIHEAP clients who
applied online last year a postcard notice encouraging them to reapply
online. In the past, the department sent only paper applications to all
perspective clients, even if those individuals applied online the
previous year. Previous recipients of LIHEAP had the opportunity to
apply prior to the LIHEAP program opening date of Nov. 1.
Prior applicants who did not apply online last year will still be mailed paper applications.
By way of the new postcard, clients will be provided with a
pre-registration number giving them access to an online application that
has already been filled out using last year’s data. Clients will simply
have to ensure online information is correct and update anything that
may have changed, such as an address.
All online applications are sent straight to the county office to
determine eligibility, thereby eliminating mail and hand processing
New applicants can now begin applying for the program.
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