|Contact:||Springfield Office:||District Office:|
|105 State Capital||2580 Foxfield Rd.|
|Springfield, IL 62706||St. Charles, IL 60174|
|Phone||(217) 782-8192||(630) 524-9250|
|December 13, 2006|
For Immediate Release
MILLNER: ENERGY ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
TO SOME ILLINOIS RESIDENTS
Springfield, IL – As temperatures plummet, Illinois residents have been forced to turn on—and turn up—their heat, with the increased cost posing a significant financial burden.
State Senator John J. Millner (R-Carol Stream) is encouraging eligible households that need economic assistance in heating their homes this winter to apply for grants through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LIHEAP is a state-and federally-funded energy assistance program run by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which helps pay the electric bills of households struggling to make ends meet.
Program recipients receive a one-time benefit for their energy bills, which is determined by household income, size, fuel type, and geographic location.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit an application for assistance to the local agency that serves their area. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services will consider applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A single-person household with a monthly income of up to $1,225 can qualify for the program, and a two-person household with an income up to $1,650 is also eligible. A family of four can earn up to $2,500 and still qualify for LIHEAP assistance.
Applicants will be notified within 30 days regarding the amount of assistance they are eligible to receive. Applications will be accepted until all funding has been allocated.
Senator Millner says when you apply you should bring the following items with you:
Interested 28th District residents are encouraged to contact their county’s representative at: