Topeka- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is
accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
through Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Applications must be received by close of
business on March 31st.
Funding for the LIEAP program is provided
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Service
through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
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, qualifying households have been provided an average benefit of
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 $80 whichever is less.
LIEAP applications can be requested by calling
toll-free 1-800-432-0043. Visit www.ks-energy-assistance.com to apply online.