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Heating Bill Aid Available for Low-Income Residents


Low-income West Virginians can get help paying heating bills through a state program.

The Department of Health and Resources is taking applications this week for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

Officials say households must meet income and other program guidelines to qualify. Applicants in an emergency situation that will disrupt the primary heating source must been seen by a DHHR worker.

Applications are available online at . They also can be obtained at local DHHR offices, community action agencies, or senior centers operated by an Area Agency on Aging.

Completed applications should be delivered or mailed to the DHHR office located in the applicant’s county of residence.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday. The program will operate until funds are exhausted.