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Second Application Period Opens for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Energy, heat, money, thermostat, heat pump, furnace
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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has announced a second application period for the federally funded Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The program is available to state residents with income at our below 130 percent of the federal poverty line in need of assistance paying home heating bills.  

Applications are being accepted from February 29, 2016 – March 11, 2016 from new households that were not previously approved for assistance.

The maximum allowable gross income levels for LIEAP FY 2016 are listed below:

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

MONTHLY ALLOWABLE INCOME

1 Person

$1,276

2 Person

$1,726

3 Person

$2,177

4 Person

$2,628

5 Person

$3,078

6 Person

$3,529

7 Person

$3,980

8 Person

$4,430

9 Person

$4,881

10 Person

$5,332

For each additional person, add $451.  Households whose countable income exceeds the maximum amount are not eligible.  However, some types of income may be excluded for LIEAP.

Applications can be found at local DHHR offices, community action agencies, or senior centers operated by any Area Agency on Aging.  Applications are also available online at www.wvinroads.org.  Completed applications should be delivered or mailed to the DHHR office located in the applicant’s county of residence.

All applications must be received by DHHR or postmarked by March 11, 2016.  Applications received after this date will not be approved.  Mailing the application to any other office or to a utility company may delay receipt by DHHR and prohibit processing of the application. 

Adapted from a February 29, 2016 Department of Health and Human Resources press release.

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