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ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Posted Date:
1/28/2014
Do you need assistance with your utilities or gas bill?

The City office received the LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) forms.  LIEAP is a federally funded program. It helps households pay a portion of their home energy costs. Eligible households receive a one-time benefit. LIEAP funds may only be used for home energy costs. For an application stop by and pick one up or you can go on line and complete the application at  https://oapub1.dcf.ks.gov/OAWeb/initIntro.ola?method=English

 

To qualify for LIEAP a household must:

 
1. Not exceed the income limits in the chart appearing here.
 
2. Be personally responsible for the fuel costs payable either to the landlord, utility company, or fuel vendor.
 
3. Have made recent payments toward their heating or cooling costs. (Payments may be a combination of payments for natural gas, electricity, propane, and firewood. the total of qualifying payments must be at least $80.)
 
4. Have at least one member of the household be a US Citizen or "qualified alien".
 
The completed application must be received no later than close of business on the final business day of March. An application is not complete until it is signed and proof of utility accounts and income for all household members has been received.
Persons Living at Address Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,210
2 $1,639
3 $2,068
4 $2,497
5 $2,926
6 $3,355
7 $3,784
8 $4,213
9 $4,642
10 $5,071
11 $5,500
12 $5,929
+ add $429 for each additional person


 

Things to have handy to help complete the Application:
  • Social Security numbers for everyone in your household that has one
  • Income information such as wages, child support
  • Utility account information (Vendor name(s) and account number(s))
  • Primary fuel type that heats your home
  • Landlord`s name, address, and phone number (If utilities are in their name)

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Also, available is SHARE THE WARMTH assistance program to help with your Atmos Energy bill.  Call 877-566-2769, Ext 403 and follow the prompts.

 

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For area assistance programs, contact FAMILY RESOURCE EXCHANGE at 785-258-3303 or THE HOPE CENTER (Abilene) 785-263-4673.

 

 
 
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