Summer energy assistance available soon


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Posted Online: July 08, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Press release submitted by Anna Hepker

Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC) is operating the Summer Energy Assistance Program under the direction of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Summer Energy Assistance program provides a one-time payment of$150.00 directly to the electric vendor on behalf of the household. The program isdesigned to assist those households who are at risk during the hot summer months. According to the State of Illinois those households are households that have a member 60 yrs. of age or older, disabled, a child under 5 yrs old or households that have a medical need for summer assistance. To receive assistance a household must prove it meets the income guidelines, have proof the energy bills are in the applicant's name, provide photocopies of all household members' social security cards and medical cards. The
program runs from July 15th through July 26th or until funds are depleted.

The gross income for a household for 30 days prior to the date of application cannot exceed the following: 1 person household, $1,436; 2 person household, $1,939; 3 person household, $2,441; 4 person household, $2,944; 5 person household, $3.446 and 6 person household, $3,949.

To find the nearest location to apply, households can call Tammy Saenz/LIHEAP Director at 1-800-323-5434 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

















 




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