LIHEAP Deadline April 28

Posted on April 21, 2006

[posted from Low Wage Worker Campaign]

The deadline for applying for LIHEAP cash and crisis grants is April 28. Don’t assume that all your clients are already getting LIHEAP: we recently learned that only about 30% of households receiving public assistance are getting LIHEAP. This is a terribly low take-up rate for a really important benefit.

The income limit for LIHEAP has gone up to 150% this year, and the amount of a Crisis grant (for avoiding shutoff or getting service back on) is up to $600. For more information on LIHEAP, see here: <a href="http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/LowInc/HeatAssistance/003670277.htm">http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/LowInc/HeatAssistance/003670277.htm</a>


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