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Newsroom LIEAP Application Deadline Approaching
3/26/2008

Topeka- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through Monday, March 31, 2008. 


LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, and families with children are the primary groups assisted.  So far this year, 32,279 qualifying households have been provided an average benefit of $420.54. 


To qualify, applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills. Income eligibility guidelines are set at 130 percent of the federal poverty level. Persons with incomes within the following guidelines may receive LIEAP benefits:


Persons living
at the address
Maximum Allowable
monthly income
1 $1,107
2 $1,484
​3 ​$1,861
​4 ​$2,238
​5 ​$2,615
**  Add $377 for each additional person. **




          





The level of benefit varies according to household income, number of persons living at the address, type of dwelling, type of heating fuel, and utility rates. Applicants must demonstrate they have made payments on their heating utility bill two out of the last three months and those payments must be equal to 10% of the household’s gross income or $40 whichever is less.


If you or someone you know may be eligible, please visit http://www.srs.ks.gov/services/Pages/LIEAP.aspx to learn more.  LIEAP applications are available online, at local SRS offices or can be requested by calling toll-free 1-800-432-0043