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LIEAP accepting applications for heating bill assistance

 


The Wyoming Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is accepting applications through midnight February 28, 2013. The Department of Family Services is urging action before cold spells or bills pile up.

Applications are available at all local Department of Family Services (DFS) offices and Senior Centers, and online at http://dfsweb.wyo.gov/economic-assistance/lieap. You may also request to have an application mailed to your home by calling 1-800-246-4221.

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Family Services (DFS), helps low and fixed income families pay their home heating bills during the winter months.

LIEAP eligibility is primarily based on household size, income, and type of heat (natural gas, electric, propane, wood, coal, heating oil). Eligible applicants may also be eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), a program that works to make homes safer and more energy efficient. Eligible applicants may also be eligible for crisis intervention assistance. The first step in the eligibility process is to get an application and turn it in with the required supporting documents.

Applications can be mailed to the LIEAP Eligibility Office, P.O. Box 827, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. Applications can be faxed to 307-778-3943. Completed applications can also be scanned and emailed to lieapinfo@thealignteam.org. Applications can be dropped off at local DFS offices and then forwarded to the LIEAP Eligibility Office. And, applicants in the Cheyenne area may choose to drop their applications off at the LIEAP Eligibility Office located at 1401 Airport Parkway, Suite 300.

Anyone needing assistance completing an application can receive help by calling 1-800-246-4221 or by sending an email request to lieapinfo@thealignteam.org. Questions may also be directed to the LIEAP 800 number and email address listed above.

 

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