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Applications being accepted for state energy assistance

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

January 23, 2014

Rachel Baldwin


rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com


CHARLESTON - The Public Service Commission has announced that applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program are now being accepted through Jan. 31, by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.


West Virginia residents needing help with their home heating bills are encouraged to apply.


Applications and additional information are available at the Williamson office of the WVDHHR, community action agencies and senior citizen centers operated by any area agency on aging. Applications are also available at www.WVinROADs.org, along with a quick guide that helps potential applicants determine their eligibility.


The application can be completed online, but must be printed out and mailed to the DHHR office located in the applicant’s county of residence. Sending the forms to the wrong address or a utility company will only delay approval.


If you or someone you know needs assistance using the inROADS website, you may call the customer service center at 1-877-716-1212, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Senior citizens who require help can obtain it by visiting the area agency on aging website at www.NeedHelpPayingBills.com.


Eligibility for this assistance is based on income, household size and whether the household is responsible for paying the heating bill. A complete explanation of qualification guidelines is available at www.wvdhhr/.pdf. All applications must be postmarked by Jan. 31. Any applications postmarked after that date will not be processed.