Submission of applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program in Georgia will close on June 30.

LIHEAP (Source: THV11)

LIHEAP – Now Accepting Applications

From the news released by Washington Examiner, LIHEAP is a federal aid program run independently by each state that assists low-income citizens in paying their utility costs. Fund source was solely generated by the federal government. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, it aids underprivileged households with home energy bills, energy crises, and modest energy-related home repairs, often known as weatherization. Submissions of applications are accepted until June 30 only.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has the dedication to guarantee that persons with low income, especially senior citizens or those who are medically homebound, have meaningful access to all programs and activities conducted or supported by local Community Action Agencies (CAA), according to their website.

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Qualifications Required for LIHEAP

Applicants have to be US citizens, have a gross yearly household income that is at least 60% less than the state average earnings, and be completely accountable for paying their home’s energy expenses.

LIHEAP benefits are only available to approximately 20 percent of individuals who are qualified because of the scarcity of funds. Other applicants who were not able to claim the assistance that the program promised, are encouraged to submit another application for the following year if another funding will be approved by Congress.

LIHEAP support solely covers the costs of cooling and heating expenses. Other household costs, such as water or sewage fees, are not covered by the payments.

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