Community Action Partnership now taking applications for LIHEAP
summer energy assistance
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[July 15, 2013]
The Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, for the summer is targeted to
income-eligible at-risk households and provides benefits of $150
payments to electric providers.
At-risk households are defined as those having seniors, people with
disabilities, families with children less than 5 years of age at the
date of the application, and people with medical conditions that
would be aggravated by extreme heat. To qualify, these at-risk
households must have incomes equal to or less than 150 percent of
the poverty level as defined in the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines
published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits can be provided only to income-eligible households that can
be included in one of the following groups:
contain a member with a medical condition that can be
ameliorated by air conditioning, such as asthma, emphysema,
coronary disease and terminal illness. Required documentation
must include a doctor’s certification letter dated within the
last 90 days, stating that the medical condition would be
aggravated by extreme heat.
contain a person who is age 60 or above.
children 5 years of age or younger at the date of the
Households that contain a person who is
receiving Social Security disability benefits or has a pending
determination case at the Social Security Administration.
Required documentation must include a letter of determination
from the SSA or receipt of Social Security disability benefit
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The focus of this summer energy assistance is electric service.
The program benefits are summer energy assistance payments of $150
to electric providers.
The program begins July 15 and will conclude on July 26, or when
funds have been exhausted.
To apply for the LIHEAP summer
program, contact the Community Action Partnership office in your
Piatt County, 217-762-2421
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of