West Virginia taking applications for heat assistance

(Nick Nelson)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:20 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is accepting applications for its Low-Income Energy Assistance Program from December 1 to January 31.

Officials say the program is supposed to help low-income households pay heating bills during the winter.

Families who qualify must be at or below 60 percent of the state median income.

Below is a list provided by the DHHR of the maximum gross monthly incomes that qualify for the program based on the number of people in the home.

One person: $2,005/month

Two people: $2,621/month

Three people: $3,238/month

Four people: $3,855/month

Five people: $4,472/month

Six people: $5,088/month

Seven people: $5,204/month

Eight people: $5,583/month

Nine people: $6,150/month

10 people: $6,718/month

For any additional people, the DHHR says to add $567.

If there is an emergency, applicants need to contact the DHHR for a case evaluation.

The DHHR says it may stop taking applications before January 31, if the program runs out of money before that date.

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