LIHEAP Crisis Grants Extended until April 13

Posted by on April 2, 2007

LIHEAP extended to April 13th

The PA Department of Public Welfare has announced that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and Crisis programs have been extended so that applications will be accepted through April 13th. In addition, Crisis grants have been increased to $400. LIHEAP recipients who have already received $300 in crisis benefits can now apply for an additional $100 if they experience another home heating emergency.

LIHEAP cash grants help families pay their home heating bills and are based on household income and family size. For instance, a family of four with an annual income of up to $30,000 can qualify for assistance. In addition to verification of income and household size, applicants must provide social security numbers for everyone in the household and a recent gas bill.

Crisis grants help families with heating emergencies when their utility service is shut-off or threatened to be shut off. LIHEAP applications are available at neighborhood energy centers (visit <a href=""></a> for locations) or by calling the PGW LIHEAP Hotline at 215-684-6100 or PECO?s hotline at 1-800-34-HELP-4.

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