Heating bill payments are made on behalf of households with incomes
of up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level. A single-person
household can qualify with a gross monthly income of up to $1,300.
To qualify, a two-person household can earn up to $1,750 gross
monthly income, and a family of four can earn up to $2,650.
Benefits are paid directly to the utility company. The payment is
determined by the household income, size, fuel type and geographic
location in the state. Source of fuel does not have to be natural
gas or electricity in order to receive assistance.
Eligibility is determined by meeting specific requirements. To
qualify for the priority period of Sept. 2-Oct. 1, individuals must
meet federal poverty guidelines and the household must contain
someone over 60 years of age or receiving disability. Disconnected
households will be eligible to apply for reconnection assistance
beginning Oct. 1. All other households that meet federal poverty
guidelines will be eligible for the program Nov. 1-May 31 or until
all funds are depleted.
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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois serves families
in need throughout Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt and Piatt counties.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call your
local Community Action Agency Partnership of Central Illinois: Logan
County, 217-732-2159; Menard County, 217-632-3878; Mason County,
309-543-2594; DeWitt County, 217-935-2455; and Piatt County
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of