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Free Government Appliances In Kentucky

Posted November 19th, 2013 in Kentucky Appliances and tagged by admin

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program to help eligible low income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs.

The Kentucky LIHEAP program helps approximately 150,000 Kentucky families pay their heating bills each winter. The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services allocates funding to Kentucky through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which contracts with Community Action Agencies across the state to receive LIHEAP applications and provide recipient benefits.

The subsidy component operates in November and December to help residents at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level pay home home heating costs for which they are responsible either by direct payment of as an undesignated portion of their rent. In addition to income guidelines, eligible applicants may not have liquid resources in excess of $2,000 except when a household member has a catastrophic illness, in which case applicants may have as much as $4,000 in liquid assets if those assets are used for medical and living expenses.

To be eligible for summer cooling a household must meet the eligibility requirements as described above. To be eligible for an air conditioner, the household must not have access to an air conditioner and meet one of these requirements:

  • Have a member with a health condition or disability that requires cooling to prevent further deterioration as verified by a physician’s statement;
  • Have a member who is 65 years or older; or
  • Have a member who is younger than 6.


Ms. Sharon Vinyard
Policy Analyst Department for Community Based Services
Division of Family Support
Human Resources Building
275 East Main Street, 3E-I
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
TEL: (502) 564-3440, Ext. 3023
FAX: (502) 564-0405
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-800-456-3452