3-14-13 Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program begins

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Children and Families will begin accepting Emergency LIEAP applications March 18, 2013 at all local DHHR county offices.  The Emergency LIEAP program will operate until LIEAP funds are exhausted.  West Virginia residents must apply for Emergency LIEAP in person at their local DHHR office.

Households must meet all LIEAP Program guidelines to qualify for Emergency LIEAP assistance; in addition, there must be an emergency that will cause disruption to the home’s primary heating source.  Customers whose primary source of heat is either natural gas or electricity must bring their cut-off notice when applying for Emergency LIEAP.  Households using other primary heating sources or bulk fuel may qualify for assistance if their heating fuel is at a low level during the application period.

Media questions regarding the Emergency LIEAP program should be directed to Danita Jones at 304-356-4619. West Virginia residents needing information about the Emergency LIEAP program should contact their local DHHR office.

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