Home Heating Oil Customers Could Qualify for Energy Assistance
Oil customers will be pleased that the LIHEAP income limits have increased for the fiscal year 2022 under the proposed budget. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps residents throughout Pennsylvania afford home heating oil to keep their homes warm and safe. Heating oil can get costly, especially if you have a large household but live on a low-income budget. Let’s face it; the price of everything seems to be increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including home heating oil. The LIHEAP program can also help for weatherizing your home and with emergency funds for repairs. Courtesy Oil works with LIHEAP to provide assistance for our customers in Southwestern PA.
Now Is a Good Time to Plan to Apply for LIHEAP
With the cold winter in front of us, it’s a good time to come up with a plan to for you to pay for home heating oil. Customers can’t apply for LIHEAP right now, but you can in November. If you need financial assistance during these trying times, the LIHEAP program is a very good option. Homeowners can apply through LIHEAP. You can reach out to our friendly staff with any questions concerning the program and our business.
LIHEAP Yearly Income Limits to Increase for Household Sizes
The LIHEAP income limits are increasing from 2021 for all household sizes in our service area. We deliver home heating oil to homes in Fayette County, Greene County, and Westmoreland County. For example, the yearly income limit for a family of four has risen from $39,300 to $39,750. Residents can receive cash benefits from $300 at the minimum to $1,500 at the maximum. Crisis benefits will also be available under the plan, from the minimum of $25 to the maximum of $1,200. According to the proposed plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the income limit per person in a household for FY 2021 is $6,720. For FY 2022 it’s $6,810 per person. For example, for a four-person household in 2021, the income limit is $39,300, and in 2022, the limit is $39,750.
MINIMUM CASH BENEFIT
Establish a minimum Cash component benefit of $300.
MAXIMUM CASH BENEFIT
Establish a maximum Cash component benefit of $1500.
MINIMUM CRISIS BENEFIT
Establish a minimum Crisis component benefit of $25.
MAXIMUM CRISIS BENEFIT
Establish a maximum Crisis component benefit of $1200.
Residents Apply for LIHEAP Online, by Mail, or in Person
Residents can start the LIHEAP energy assistance process by applying online, through the mail, or in person. Visit COMPASS online and complete the application when LIHEAP becomes available in November. Call your local government office or check online to see the most convenient way for you to get LIHEAP assistance. You do not have to receive any other government aid to be eligible. You don’t even have to be behind on current home heating oil bills to receive LIHEAP. This program is essentially for anyone struggling to heat their homes with home heating oil. When you take advantage of the program, you can help your budget get back on track with smaller payments.
Crisis LIHEAP Grants are Available When the Unforeseen Happens
Residents can receive crisis grants to pay for home heating oil when the unforeseen happens to them. Disasters happen, heating equipment stops working, or home heating oil runs out unexpectedly. With a crisis grant through LIHEAP, you do not have to worry about having enough money to fix the problem. You also won’t have to live in freezing temperatures with no heat. Call your local Department of Human Services office to learn more about crisis-related grants as an option when you need it.
Don’t Compromise on Heating Your Home in Mt. Pleasant, PA
When the cold weather hits in the fall and winter in Mt. Pleasant, PA, you have to have home heating oil. Heating is not something you can compromise on, so if you need LIHEAP assistance, don’t hesitate to apply for it. It’s crucial to know that you have the ability to keep your home and family safe during the winter months. When it comes time to order home heating oil or kerosene from Courtesy Oil to heat your home, view our prices online. You can call ahead to find out what it will cost to fill your home heating oil tank. It may be best to seek out options like payment plans or energy assistance options to make paying easier.
We Deliver the Best Oil Products to Customers in Waynesburg, PA
The experienced staff at Courtesy Oil delivers home heating oil, kerosene, and off-road diesel to residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. We offer free delivery, budget plans, and even affordable heating tanks, to accomplish your heating needs more quickly and efficiently. We deliver to homes, business, and industrial sites in Waynesburg, PA, to save you valuable time and money. Winter is coming before you know it, and there is no time to waste. Make sure your home, business, or work site has proper heating oil, and call Courtesy Oil today.