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Applications soon to be accepted for heating aid program

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will accept applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Jan. 31.

The federally funded LIEAP assists state residents in paying home heating bills.

Applications may be obtained at local DHHR offices, community action agencies or senior centers operated by any Area Agency on Aging. Applications are also available online at www.wvinroads.org. Completed applications should be delivered or mailed to the DHHR office located in the applicant's county of residence.

Eligibility for LIEAP benefits is based on income, household size and whether the household is responsible for paying its heating bill. Income must be at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the household size. In situations where a heating emergency exists, applicants must be seen by a DHHR worker.

All applications must be received by DHHR or postmarked by Jan. 31. Learn more by calling 304-356-4619.

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