The application period for Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is open again, giving residents the opportunity to request help paying the energy bills this winter.
Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware, made the announcement today to his constituents.
“This is a wonderful program that was established to help the poor and elderly stay warm over the winter,” he said, warning anyone thinking of applying for the fun of it to think twice:
“Citizens who have information about suspected fraudulent welfare claims may contact the Office of Inspector General to anonymously report the crime.”
LIHEAP grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region, and crisis grants are doled out only for heating emergencies like a leak or broken equipment. Income eligibility for cash grants begins at $33,525 for a family of four.