DHHR Announces Closure of Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Emergency Assistance Program (LIEAP) will no longer be accepted after Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Emergency LIEAP assists eligible state residents who have a termination notice in paying their home heating bills. Eligibility is based on income, household size, whether or not the household is responsible for paying its home heating bill, and if a home heating emergency exists. Income must be at, or below, 135 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the household size. This program requires a face-to-face interview with a DHHR worker and clients must provide a copy of their termination notice with the application.
LIEAP clients may contact their local office with questions. A list of local offices may be found at http://bit.ly/2paU8ZR.
For more information on this program, visit http://bit.ly/2pKaiWa
Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899