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Monday, Oct 9, 2017

LIHEAP Subsidy Program to Help Low-Income Households in need of Energy Assistance

Begins November 6, 2017

 

Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 6th, 2017.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. stands ready to help! 

 

A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria:

 

    1. Meet Residency and Household Requirements
    • Must reside in Kentucky
    • Must apply in the county of residence
    1. Be Income Eligible - Have a household income (see household Income) at or below 130% of the federal poverty level as listed in the Income Eligibility Guidelines (see appendix)
       
    2. Be Responsible for Home Energy Costs
       
    3. Meet Liquid Resource Requirements - The household cannot have liquid resources in excess of
    • $2,000.00
    • $3,000.00 if at least one person in the household is 60 years old or older or disabled
    • $4,000.00 if a member of a household has an illness which requires liquid resources to be accessed regularly for medical and living expenses
    1. Meet other service specific eligibility requirements.

 

Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name  

November 6    A                                                  November 21   H                                 December 6   O, P

November 7-8 B                                                  November 22   Staff Day                    December 7   Q, R

November 9    C                                                  November 23   Closed                         December 8   Open

November 10  Closed                                          November 27   I, J                               December 11  S                    

November 13  C                                                  November 28   K                                 December 12  T

November 14  D, E                                             November 29   L                                  December 13  U, V, W

November 15  F                                                  November 30   M                                 December 14  X, Y, Z

November 16  G                                                  December 1    Open                            December 15  Open (last day of Subsidy)

November 17  Open                                            December 4    M                                                     

November 20  H                                                  December 5    N

Applicants must bring the following information to apply:

  1. Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card for each member of the household
  2.  Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
  3. Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in Pre-Pay Electric program.
  4. The account number and name on the account for all heating sources and electric.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location in their county of residence.   Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:

 

Office Hours are 8:30-12  12:30-3:30 Monday – Friday                                                                            

Breckinridge 

PO Box 877
108 South Third Street
Hardinsburg, Ky 40143
(270) 756-6813

Grayson

125 E. Market Street, Suite 6
Leitchfield, Ky 42754
(270) 259-3500

Hardin

1111 North Dixie, Suite 5
Elizabethtown, Ky 42701

(270) 769-1927

Larue 

120 Greensburg Street
Hodgenville, Ky 42748
(270) 358-3937

Marion

PO Box 830
334 Hood Ave.
Lebanon, Ky 40033
(270) 692-6411

Meade

496 E. Broadway
Brandenburg, Ky 40108
(270) 422-2545

Nelson

219 East Muir, rear entrance
Bardstown, Ky 40004
(502) 348-9596

Washington 

114 S. Doctor St.
Springfield, Ky 40069
(859) 336-7766

                         

LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor. For more information, go to www.ckcac.org

 

 

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