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The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

May 22, 2022
4:06 AM

Help with heating costs is available. As it gets colder, are you concerned about your utility bill? The Ohio Department of Development and Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. are reminding Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans with a gross annual income of $22,540 for a single-person household and $30,485 for a two-person household to pay their heating bills. Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating costs. Ohioans can visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov to apply online, download a copy of the application or find contact information for a local Energy

Assistance Provider (EAP). When applying, individuals need to have copies of the following documents:

• Most recent utility bills

• A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers)

• Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members

(12 months for certain income types)

• Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members

• Proof of disability (if applicable) HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1st. Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31, 2022. For more information

about HEAP, contact the Area Office on Aging at (419) 382-0624.

To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider, call (800) 282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or

visit www.energyhelp.ohio.org