Pella Chronicle

November 4, 2012

Applications start for 2012-2013 LIHAEAP

The Chronicle

Pella — Applications began being taken starting November 1, 2012 for the 2012-2013 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.   

The Red Rock Area Community Action  Program/Marion County Center at 3014 E Main, Knoxville is taking applications from November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013.  Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past three months or for the past calendar year.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and other factors.

Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:


Income Maximums

Household        LIHEAP Three         LIHEAP Annual      

Size                       Month Gross Income    Gross Income            

1                       $4,189            $16,755          

2                       5,674            22,695        

3                       7,159            28,635                       

4                       8,644            34,575                       

5                       10,129            40,515     

6                       11,614            46,455                       

For households with more than six members, add $1,485 / $5,940 for each additional member.

* Medical Waiver:  Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through a medical waiver component.  The medical expenses must be documented, paid, and non-reimbursable.  For more information please contact your local community action agency.