The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides a one time per year payment for heat (primary utility), and electric, (secondary utility), to income eligible applicants. The LIHEAP Program is able to provide once a year reconnection assistance payments for applicants whose utility has been disconnected for non payment or applicants who are being denied service because of an old bill. LIHEAP is also able to provide emergency furnace repair or replacement for eligible applicants whose furnace does not work or is red tagged by the utility company.
2012 LIHEAP/Energy Assistance Program
Starting September 4th we will be taking walk-in clients Monday through Friday in our Bloomington office located at 1301 W Washington St. We will be taking applications beginning at 8:30am and taking the last application at 3:30pm. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. The number of applications taken per day will vary based on staff availability. It is advised to arrive early, especially the first week of each priority period month. If we have exceeded our maximum number of clients for the day, you will need to come back another day.
If you are a Livingston County resident, you will still need to make an appointment for the Pontiac office located at 210 W Water St, Suite 1E. Press zero to make an appointment for the Pontiac office.
Mid Central Community Action, Inc. will begin taking walk ins on the following dates for the groups listed below:
September 4 – September 30
Eligible households with an elderly household member (age 60 or older) or a disabled household member who is receiving Social Security Disability, Social Security Insurance, or VA Disability benefits or with verification of a current disability claim pending with Social Security.
October 1 – October 31
Eligible households with a child 4 years old or under may apply,
Eligible households without home energy service, due to disconnections from their primary and/or secondary energy source.
Applications for furnace assistance will also be available for eligible homeowners whose existing heating systems are not operational or have been tagged by their utility company.
November 1 – May 31 (or until funds are depleted)
All eligible households.
Income guidelines for the program are for previous 30 day GROSS household income at or below:
|Family Size||30 Day Gross Income|
For each additional member, add $477.50
You MUST BRING ALL of the following documentation to appointment or application cannot be completed and a second appointment will be scheduled:
- Social Security Card for EVERYONE in the household
- Current utility bills (electric and gas)
- Medical cards (if applicable)
- Proof of last 30 day income for EVERYONEin the household 18 years old or over, income is:
- Wages from employment or unemployment
- SSI or SSA
- Child Support
- Disability documentation (if applicable)
- A copy of rental agreement (if renting) showing that utilities are included, the monthly rental amount and landlord contact information
- Proof that household receives TANF or other benefits, such as Medical Eligibility or SNAP, if receiving assistance for the Illinois Department of Human Services
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