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Posted November 19th, 2013 in Pennsylvannia Appliances by admin
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will accept applications from November 4, 2013 through April 4, 2014.

How to Apply:There are three different ways you can apply for LIHEAP, online, on paper, or in person

1. You can apply for the LIHEAP benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for LIHEAP and many other services that can help you make ends meet.
2. Download an application for LIHEAP benefits by clicking on the links below and return it to your local county assistance office, or

English- Energy Assistance Application                   Spanish-Energy Assistance Application

3. File an application at your local county assistance office.
For more information, please contact your local county assistance office or contact the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095, Monday through Friday (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).

Crisis Grants:   
In addition to the LIHEAP cash program, households experiencing a heating crisis may be eligible for additional benefits through one of the two components of the LIHEAP crisis program.

 

Crisis Exception program:     The Crisis Exception program opens on November 4, 2013 to January 1, 2014.

Households without heat may qualify for additional help. To be considered “without heat”:

  • The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off;

OR

  • A household has almost run out of their supply of main heating fuel (coal, fuel oil, kerosene, propane, wood, etc.).

Households in need of a Crisis Exception grant should contact their local county assistance office.

 

Regular Crisis program: The Regular Crisis program opening on January 2, 2014 and closing on April 4, 2014.

Additional money may be available if you have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your heat.

Emergency situations include:

  • Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
  • Lack of fuel
  • Termination of utility service
  • Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
Ms. Tamila Lay
LIHEAP Coordinator
Bureau of Policy Office of Income Maintenance
Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
TEL: (717) 787-4081
FAX: (717) 787-6765
E-MAIL: tlay@pa.gov
WEB SITE: www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm
ONLINE APPLICATION: www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass/CMHOM.aspx
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-866-857-7095