CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced 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 we are able to provide a supplemental payment to eligible residents’ utility company or bulk fuel provider for home heating purposes,” said Nancy Exline, Commissioner for the Bureau for Children and Families. “This payment is a means to help offset rising heating costs experienced by some families during this past winter.”
Each resident who applied for and received a regular LIEAP Payment this winter will receive an additional $85 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 July 31, 2016. 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 address currently listed with DHHR.