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LIHEAP applications to be accepted beginning Nov. 1

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:25 a.m. CST

Applications will be taken starting Nov. 1 for the 2013-2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and The Red Rock Area Community Action Program at 115 N. Second Ave. E. Suite A in Newton will be taking applications from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2014 (Oct. 1 for households with elderly/disabled member).

The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, telephone bill, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past three months or for the past calendar year.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and other factors. Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:

Maximum income guidelines are as follows (household size and annual income): 1, $17,235; 2, $23,265; 3, $29,295; 4, $35,325; 5, $41,355; 6, $47,385. For households with more than six members, add $6,030 for each additional member.

Medical Waiver: Households that are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through our medical waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and non-reimbursable. For more information, contact the local community action agency.