Pennsylvania’s Heating Assistance Program Deadline Extended to May 1st

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program deadline has been extended, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne.

Residents that qualify for LIHEAP will now have until May 1, 2015 to submit an applications for assistance.

LIHEAP offers both cash grants and crisis grants. The program is targeted to individuals and families earning less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level. The maximum income is $17,505 for a single individual or $35,775 for a family of four. Grant amounts are based on income, family size, type of heating fuel and the region where the person or family lives.

Residents may apply for or get information on LIHEAP grants online at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services (COMPASS) website, www.compass.state.pa.us, by calling the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095 or in person at their local county assistance office.

Residents may also contact Senator Browne’s Allentown office (610-821-8468) – located at 702 Hamilton Street in Allentown – for more information or to get help filling out the form.