Winter Help Is Available for Low-Income Residents

by Erika Brooks on October 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

A local agency is now offering help for area residents to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. or AAA9 is currently offering free assistance for those looking to apply for HEAP through April 30th, 2014. For anyone interested in the program, needing assistance completing the application or understanding the eligibility guidelines they need to call AAA9 at (800) 945-4250. In-home assistance is also available to anyone who needs help with the HEAP application process and is unable to leave home in Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum and Tuscarawas counties. HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Service and is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. An applicant must be at or below income guidelines, listed below.

For further information about the area agency on aging region nine, and the programs offered, call the toll-free number or visit their website. (800) 945-4250

Size of Household               Total Household Income Twelve Months
1———————————–Up to $20,108
Households with more than 8 members, add $7,035 per member.