West Virginia taking applications for heat assistance
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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