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:
at the address
|** 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