LIHEAP Crisis Component heating assistant period nearing an end

Time is running out for the LIHEAP Crisis Component enrollment period and with bitterly cold temperatures expected this weekend, households who are at risk of or currently experiencing a home heating crisis should act now.

The enrollment period for the first come, first serve program runs through March 31st or until available funds have been depleted.

Benefits offered through the Crisis Component are limited to the amount necessary to relieve the crisis with the maximum amount not to exceed the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency’s local cost for a deliverable supply of the household’s primary heating fuel or $600 for gas or electric.

Individuals can apply through the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency and all applicants will be required to supply the following documentation:

Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.
Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, or a statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
Applicants requesting assistance for natural gas or electric must bring a disconnect/past due notice (example: arrearage payment plan, past due notice, termination notice, or final notice).
If your rent includes heat you must bring a copy of your lease and eviction notice.
Applicants who participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program must bring a statement from the utility company that shows they have 10 days or less of pre-paid electric service.

For more information, call 270-343-4565.