Winter Heating Assistance Offered to Low Income Oklahomans

19 Nov

Winter Heating Assistance Offered to Low Income Oklahomans

The cold days and nights of winter are already here and many people are worrying about the upsurge of energy costs. Because of the cold weather, people are forced to level up their heating system despite the increase in energy expense.

To help low-income families stay warm during the cold months without the extreme worry on their energy cost, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is offering a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. It is a program where families who are eligible can obtain financial assistance in paying for their winter energy costs.

There are $8 million in federal funds allocated by OKC DHS to the support of low-income families. Funds will be available to all eligible families across the state.

Qualification will be based on household income and the size of the household in question.  One payment is allowed per year for every household.

Here is the maximum income guideline for each household:

Size of household – 1 Maximum net income – $1,053

2                                  $1,422

3                                  $1,790

4                                  $2,159

5                                  $2,527

6                                  $2,896

7                                  $3,264

8                                  $3,632

Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP will begin on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Households that have already been receiving assistance from DHS will no longer need to apply. They will automatically be qualified.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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