Those who need help heating their homes this winter can start applying for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).
Applications will be accepted from January 21st through march 31st.
To qualify applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills. The level of benefit varies according to household income, number of people living in the home, the type of residence, the type of heating fuel and utitly rates.
Applicants also must show they have paid their heating bill two out of the last three months.
If you received energy assistance last year a new application has been sent to you.
To request an application go to your local Department of Children and Families, call 800-432-0043 or click here.
For more information about the program, click here.