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DHHR Accepting Applications For Emergency LIEAP

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is accepting applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) June 26 – 30. 

The LIEAP program assists eligible residents in paying home energy bills. Under the emergency program, a household whose source is gas or electricity must have their shut-off notice when they apply for emergency LIEAP. Residents who are using primary energy sources or bulk fuel could meet the requirements if their energy fuel is at a low level at the time they apply.

Households that received a direct payment of regular LIEAP benefits must show it was used for home energy by submitting a receipt with their application. If a resident fails to submit a verified payment, their application may be denied. 

Eligibility for this program is based on income, household size, and if it is responsible for paying the home energy bill. 

Families must meet all the guidelines to qualify. Residents must go to their local DHHR office to apply. 

Visit the DHHR website for a list of local offices.