DHHR announces assistance program

Staff Report

​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced on Mon., Aug. 3, a supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) payment for West Virginia’s elderly residents, disabled residents and low income families who received a regular LIEAP payment this past winter.

“I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Resources is able to provide a supplemental payment to eligible residents’ utility company or bulk fuel provider for home heating purposes,” DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling said. “This payment is a means to help offset rising heating costs experienced by these families during this past winter.”

Each resident who applied for and received a regular LIEAP Payment this winter will receive an additional $50 Regular LIEAP Supplemental Payment to be applied to their home heating account. This payment is automatic and customers who received the regular LIEAP Payment will not have to apply for the supplemental payment.

All payments are expected to be issued by August 31, 2015. If an individual received a regular LIEAP payment for bulk fuel, such as wood, coal, liquid petroleum, fuel oil, etc., the payment will be sent to their at the address currently listed with DHHR.

Staff Report

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