LIHEAP Provides Assistance
With Home Heating Bills
(Dec. 3, 2013) WILLIAMSVILLE, NY. – If you need help with your heating bill, or if you know someone who does, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help. LIHEAP, a federally funded program that provides assistance to eligible customers to pay their home heating bills, opened in Pennsylvania on November 4, 2013. National Fuel customers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for assistance, as funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Qualified applicants may be eligible for at least $100 toward their heating bill. Those who are without service or have received a shutoff notice may be eligible for a crisis grant of up to $500. Grant amounts vary and will be provided only while LIHEAP funding remains available.
LIHEAP eligibility is determined by household size and household income. Customers who are unemployed or seasonally employed may also be eligible for LIHEAP to reduce the amount of their heating bills. You may receive LIHEAP benefits if your gross household income is at or below the following income levels:
Size 2013-14 Maximum
Annual Gross Income Limit
For each additional person in the household, add $6,030.
All applicants can apply either by mail, in person or online. For a list of what you will need to apply for LIHEAP or a list of LIHEAP application offices by county, visit www.LIHEAPHelps.com, or call 1-877-443-2743. To apply on-line, go to www.compass.state.pa.us
The Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund, a first-come, first-served home-heating assistance grant program, is also available and will remain open year round to help northwestern Pennsylvania residents pay for energy-related expenses. Qualifying recipients may receive a one-time grant of up to $400. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications: Be at least 55 years old; or disabled; or have a certified medical emergency; or currently receiving unemployment benefits. Applicants must reside in National Fuel's service territory. However, they are not required to be a National Fuel customer. For a listing of Neighbor for Neighbor affiliate offices, please visit http://nationalfuelgas.com/forhome/PA/N4NPAServiceOrg.aspx or call National Fuel at 1-800-365-3234 for more information.
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is the Utility segment of National Fuel Gas
Company, a diversified energy company that is engaged in a number of natural gas-related
activities. The Utility provides natural gas service to approximately 730,000 customers in
western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com.