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AMERICAN ENERGY SUPPLY: Fuel Assistance
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Residents of the State of Pennsylvania ( Chester & Delaware Counties)
Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. People need not have an unpaid bill to receive energy assistance. People can receive this money without being on welfare.
No lien is placed on the person's property if they receive this help.
If a person is eligible for LIHEAP, a payment will be sent directly to the utility/fuel dealer, and the payment will be credited on the person's bill. In some cases, a check may be mailed to the recipient.
Additional money is available to individuals if they have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing their heat. Emergency situations include:
broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
lack of fuel
termination of utility service
danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated
Assistance with energy emergency situations is available 24 hours a day. For more information, contact your local County Assistance Office.
How to Apply
Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us for other benefits. Be sure to apply in the county in which you live. Here is the list of County Assistance Office addresses and telephone numbers.
To apply you will need the following:
Names of people in the household
Dates of birth for people in the household
Social Security Numbers for all household members
Proof of income for members of the household
A copy of a recent heating bill
Questions About LIHEAP
If you have questions about LIHEAP you may call your County Assistance Office or the toll-free LIHEAP hot-line at
1-866-857-7095 (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).
Residents of the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland
FREE 100 GALLONS OF HOME HEATING OIL
The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program provides heating assistance during
the cold weather months to eligible households, apartment buildings,
shelters and Native American tribes in each state where the program
operates. Working together with local oil dealers and fuel assistance
agencies, we seek to ease some of the burdens felt by low-income
individuals and families when temperatures turn cold.
**WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FROM ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.**
Those who receive this letter must call Citizens Energy toll-free hotline, 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645), to register to use the program. Once the registration process has been completed, Citizens Energy will notify the household’s local heating oil dealer.
For Households That Do Not Receive Federal Fuel Assistance
Also beginning November 1, 2006, households that do not receive federal fuel assistance but need help can call the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program’s toll-free hotline, 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645), and complete an application for discount heating oil.
Questions About Citizens Energy Oil
Citizens Energy toll-free hot-line
Residents(all) of the State of Delaware
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
How Catholic Charities Helps
The federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps households that need assistance to pay the cost of home energy.
Catholic Charities has administered this program for over 25 years.
Homeowners and renters, at 200% of federal poverty guidelines, can apply. All heating and cooling sources, including electricity, gas, oil, kerosene, wood, propane, natural gas,and coal are eligible. Although the program does not pay for all heating costs, it does provide an important financial supplement. Help for home cooling is provided during the summer months, if funding is available.
Heating assistance applications are processed from October 1 to March 31. Funds from the federal government do not usually arrive until late December, when energy benefits become available.
How To Get Help
For more information, please contact the Catholic Charities location nearest you.
New Castle County Office
2601 W Fourth Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Sussex County Office
406 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Click here to send for more information.
You can also call the Delaware Helpline at 211 or 1-800-464-HELP (1-800-464-4357), or contact your local State Service Center.
If you are a recipient, or want to be a recipient, of the energy program, please make an appointment and try to keep the appointment, as funds are limited. It is important to make your appointment early, and keep your scheduled appointment, in order for you to get help. Please have the documentation required to expedite the eligibility process.
Bring with you to your appointment
· Proof of income for all adults in the household
· Social Security cards for all individuals in the household
· Proof of address (lease or mortgage statement)
· Electric/gas bill
· Proof of energy vendor - Email Info@FuelOilNow.com for assistance with proof