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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applications due Nov. 12 - Dec. 19

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By Dave Taylor

By DAVE TAYLOR
The Trimble Banner
Applications for the Low income Heating Energy Assistance Program subsidy for the winter of 2013-14 will be taken from Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Tri-County Community Action Agency, 3240 Hwy. 421N at the Trimble County Park. Applications will be received daily from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. excluding holidays, according to Pamela Sage, Trimble County Coordinator.
In Kentucky, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services administers the program through a contract with Community Action Kentucky, which disburses benefits through Community Action Agencies across the state.
The following subsidy Income Guidelines show qualifying income(s). Qualifying applicants should refer to the Application Period Schedule, which specifies applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the last name. Please apply accordingly. Any questions should be directed to the Tri-County Community Action Agency (502) 255-7514.
Household income must be at or below the following, relative to household size:
Household size-1; Gross monthly income-$1,245.
Household size-2; Gross monthly income-$1,681.
Household size-3; Gross monthly income-$2,116.
Household size-4; Gross monthly income-$2,552.
Household size-5; Gross monthly income-$2,987.
Household size-6; Gross monthly income-$3,423.
Household size-7; Gross monthly income-$3,858.
Household size-8; Gross monthly income-$4,294.
Add $436 for each additional family member over 8.
Each applicant must be responsible for home heating costs or pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent. Each applicant must not have in excess of $2,000 in liquid resources, or $3,000 if at least one person in the household is age 60 or older: and/or disabled except for households where a member has a catastrophic illness, the amount may be $4,000 when the resources are being accessed for medical and living expenses. In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each crisis applicant must be within four days of running out of fuel if wood, coal, propane, fuel oil or kerosene is the heat source or a disconnect/past due notice has been received from the vender (example: past due notice, termination notice, final notice).
Applications must be made during the period November 12th through December 19th, 2013. Applications will be taken in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name using the following schedule:
A—Nov. 12; B—Nov. 13 & 14; C—Nov. 15 & 18; D & E—Nov. 19; F—Nov. 20; G—Nov. 21; H—Nov. 22 & 25; I & J—Nov. 26; Staff Day—Nov. 27; Closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday—Nov. 28 & 29; K—Dec. 2; L—Dec. 3; M—Dec. 4 & 5; N—Dec. 6; O, P & Q—Dec. 9; R—Dec. 10; S—Dec. 11 & 12; T—Dec. 13; U, V & W—Dec. 16; X, Y & Z—Dec. 17; Open—Dec. 18.
Crisis Applications can be made from January 13, 2014 through March 31, 2014 or until available funds have been expended.
Applicants who are unable to apply for themselves must contact the local community action agency office to make other arrangements. If the designated representative is not the head of household or spouse, the representative must have a signed statement giving authorization to apply for the household. Individuals without a designated representative should contact the local community action agency at 502-255-7514, which may be able to assist them in finding one.  Only one person from each household should apply.
Applicants are required to bring the following information on your designated day:
1. Your most recent heating bill or verification from your landlord that the heating expenses are included in your rent.
2. Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Resident card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
3. Proof of your household’s (all members) income for the previous month.