Apply Now For Federal Heating Assistance, LIHEAP - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

Apply Now For Federal Heating Assistance, LIHEAP

Posted: Updated:

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:

Household
Size        2013-14 Maximum
Annual Gross Income Limit
1        $17,235
2        $23,265
3        $29,295
4        $35,325
5        $41,355
6        $47,385
          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


(more)

    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.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

    One Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:47:18 GMT
    Erie police have a suspect behind bars on a long list of charges after a high speed pursuit Saturday night.More >>
    Erie police have a suspect behind bars on a long list of charges after a high speed pursuit Saturday night.More >>
  • New Yoga Studio Opens Up On Erie's East Side

    New Yoga Studio Opens Up On Erie's East Side

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:48:03 GMT
    Residents of Erie's east side have a new place to meditate and center themselves.More >>
    Residents of Erie's east side have a new place to meditate and center themselves.More >>
  • Police: PA State Trooper Dead, One Injured After Station Ambush

    Police: PA State Trooper Dead, One Injured After Station Ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:12:59 GMT
    Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a State Police Barracks station.More >>
    Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a State Police Barracks station. More >>
  • Water Main Break Restricts Peach Street Traffic

    Water Main Break Restricts Peach Street Traffic

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:48:23 GMT
    A 12-inch water pipe burst near the intersection of 29th and Peach Streets, early Monday morning.More >>
    A 12-inch water pipe burst near the intersection of 29th and Peach Streets, early Monday morning.More >>
  • Erie Neighbors Fed Up With Neighbor's Cockroach Infestation

    Erie Neighbors Fed Up With Neighbor's Cockroach Infestation

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:35:05 GMT
    Continuing coverage, of cockroaches invading an east-Erie neighborhood. Apparently, they are spreading and the city's doing everything in their power to control it.The hundreds of cockroaches are showing up along east 7th street and Rosedale Avenue, mainly between Wayne and Reed streets, and they have neighbors fed up.WICU WSEE first brought you this story Thursday, of cockroaches everywhere along east 7th street. The city says the source is an abandoned home, and they've contacted the owner...More >>
    Continuing coverage, of cockroaches invading an east-Erie neighborhood. Apparently, they are spreading and the city's doing everything in their power to control it.The hundreds of cockroaches are showing up along east 7th street and Rosedale Avenue, mainly between Wayne and Reed streets, and they have neighbors fed up.WICU WSEE first brought you this story Thursday, of cockroaches everywhere along east 7th street. The city says the source is an abandoned home, and they've contacted the owner...More >>
  • Millcreek Mall , Suspect, Assaults

    Mall Suspect Sketch Released

    Mall Suspect Sketch Released

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:44:44 GMT
    Millcreek police just released a sketch based on eye witness accounts of the suspect who is assaulting women at the Millcreek Mall.More >>
    Millcreek police just released a sketch based on eye witness accounts of the suspect who is assaulting women at the Millcreek Mall.More >>
  • Ride Benefits Erie Homes for Children and Adults

    Ride Benefits Erie Homes for Children and Adults

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:30:17 GMT
    It was a motorcycle ride to remember residents at the "Erie Homes for Children and Adults." The ECHA held its first ever "Victory Ride" Saturday morning. Bikers took a 105-mile ride to Titusville and back to raise money for the organization's special needs fund. There were games, music and raffles too. Some residents of Erie Homes for Children and Adults even had a chance to ride a motorcycle for the first time. According to organizer Jim Fischer, "There are a lot of government cutbacks, fami...More >>
    It was a motorcycle ride to remember residents at the "Erie Homes for Children and Adults." The ECHA held its first ever "Victory Ride" Saturday morning. Bikers took a 105-mile ride to Titusville and back to raise money for the organization's special needs fund. There were games, music and raffles too. Some residents of Erie Homes for Children and Adults even had a chance to ride a motorcycle for the first time. According to organizer Jim Fischer, "There are a lot of government cutbacks, fami...More >>
  • Roach Infestation Bugs East Side Neighborhood

    Roach Infestation Bugs East Side Neighborhood

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:23:15 GMT
    Residents on East 7th street near Wayne are fed up with the roach infestation that has hit their neighborhood in recent weeks.More >>
    Residents on East 7th street near Wayne are fed up with the roach infestation that has hit their neighborhood in recent weeks.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com