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Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2013, your local Community Action office is assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis program.
To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.
The family income level must be at or below 130 percent federal poverty level. The benefit levels are up to $400 for natural gas or electric and/or up to 200 gallons of propane, fuel oil or kerosene or two cords of wood.
You will need to bring proof of income for the entire family for the previous month and proof of social security numbers for all the household, birth dates for al in the household and a past due/disconnect notice or bulk fuel statement. Applicants heating with propane, fuel oil, kerosene or wood must verify their physical address.
For more information contact Rosemary Edlin, 334 Hood Ave., Lebanon, call (270) 692-6411 or fax (270) 692-4530.