TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - As the temperatures begin to decrease, heating and electric bills increase. The Area IV Agency is offering assistance paying those bills to low-income households.
The Energy Assistance Program offers a one-time assistance with utility bills anytime from December to mid-May. Beginning November 4, Area IV will accept applications from individuals and families who qualify. Households must be at 150% of the poverty level to be eligible. Go to Area IV's website to see if you qualify for the program.
Additional funds may also be made available if you are in danger of having your utility services disconnected. Also once someone is in the program, they are protected from having their regulated utility disconnected between December 1 and March 15.
Area IV's Kim Widner said the agency also has home weatherization available for those who qualify. "They go in and look at the home and insulate it. They do repairs to help conserve energy as well."
To download the forms needed or to ask for them to be mailed to your house, go to Area IV's website.
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