E-HEAP help starts Nov. 1


The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program — also known as E-HEAP — begins Nov. 1 and will run through March 31, 2016.

E-HEAP provides financial assistance once per heating season to households that are threatened with disconnection, already disconnected, or have less than 25 percent supply of bulk fuel, wood or coal. E-HEAP can also cover assistance to establish or transfer service.

Income eligibility is 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines ($42,437.50) per year for a family of four).

The following list includes those documents required for assistance:

• All social Security numbers for every household member.

• All pages of your current electric and gas bill or information on your bulk fuel.

• All birthdates for every household member.

• Proof of any and all income received within the last 13 weeks for all household members.

• If renting, lease agreement or rent receipt with landlord’s name, address and phone number.

• Job and Family Services Case number.

• If disabled, proof of disability.

For more information regarding guidelines and to schedule appointments, contact the Community Action Organization office at 740-369-3184.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison, Union Counties Also Serving Champaign, Logan and Shelby Counties.

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