Heat assistance program accepts applications

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Social Security information, copy of heating bill among items that applicant must bring

By The Staff

With winter on its way, LaRue County Community Action has started its LIHEAP assistance program.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component which helps low-income families pay  heating bills. Monday was the first day to apply for assistance. Applications are accepted based on alphabetical order of the last name of the head of the household. But Faith Miller says the LaRue County office works with any applicants who can’t meet that schedule.

The Community Action office is at 120 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville.

The heat help applications are processed Monday through Thursday. The office processes other programs on Fridays.

To apply for assistance, applicants must bring the most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in rent, a Social Security number or permanent resident card number for every person living in the home and proof of total household income for the preceding month. All applicants must verify proof of residence with a postmarked envelope or bill.

For more information, call Community Action at 358-3937.