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Serving:  Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties

The LIHEAP subsidy component provides assistance to all eligible households with home heating costs. 

Applications must be made during the period of November 5, 2018 through December 14, 2018. Applications are taken in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the head of household's last name. 

On your assigned day please bring with you ALL of the following information:

1.  Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

2.  Proof of all household's (all members) income from the preceding month.

3.  Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expense are included in your rent, statement from utility     company if you participate in Pre-Pay Electric Program.

4.  The account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.

If you are unable to apply on your assigned day, contact your local LKLP Outreach Office to make other arrangements.
Benefits Provided:


The benefit amount that a household receives will be based on a level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. Those households with the lowest incomes that use the fuel with the highest heating season costs will receive the highest benefit. All eligible households will receive a benefit. Benefits will be in the form of vouchers made payable to the household's primary heating fuel vendor.

LIHEAP Crisis

The LIHEAP crisis component provides assistance to all eligible households experience home heating crisis.

Applications must be made during the period of January 7, 2019 to March 29, 2019 or until available funds have been expended. 
 

1.  Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

2.  Proof of all household's (all members) income from the preceding month.

3.  Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.

4.  The account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.

 

Applicants who are unable to apply for themselves must contact a local LKLP Outreach Office to make other arrangements. If the designated representative is not the head of household or spouse, the representative must have a signed statement giving authorization to apply for the household. Individuals without a designated representative should contact the local LKLP Outreach Office which may be able to assist them in finding one. Only one person from each household should apply.Benefits are limited to the amount necessary to relieve the crisis with the maximum amount not to exceed the community action agency's local cost for a deliverable supply of household's primary heating fuel or $400 for natural gas or electric. Benefits may take the form of fuel deliveries, service reconnection, blankets or sleeping bags, loan of space heaters and emergency shelter.Crisis relief will be provided within 48-hours or 18-hours, if an emergency.
LIHEAP Eligibility
  1. Household income must be at or below the following, relative to household size:
  2. Must be responsible for home heating costs or pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent.
  3. Must not have in excess of $2,000 in liquid resources, or $3,000 if at least one person in the household is age 60 or older and/or disabled except for households where a member has a catastrophic illness, the amount may be $4,000 when the resources are being accessed for medical and living expenses.
  4. In addition to the above eligibility requirements crisis applicant must be within 4 days of running out of fuel if wood, coal, propane, fuel oil or kerosene is the heat source or a disconnect/past due notice has been received from the vender (example: past due notice, termination notice, final notice).  Crisis applicants who participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program would be eligible if they are within 10 days of running out of pre-paid electric services.  If energy costs are undesignated portion of rent, an eviction notice is required.

LIHEAP Facts

Operation:

Community Action Kentucky, Inc. will contract with twenty-three (23) community action agencies to operate both components in all 120 counties.

Application Process:
Applications for both components will be taken at local community action agency offices or designated sites in each county.

Applicants must bring ALL the following:

  1. Most recent heating bill or verification that heating expenses are included in the rent.
  2. Proof of Social Security Numbers or Permanent Residence Card Number for each member of the household.
  3. Proof of all household's (all members) income from the preceding month.
 
In addition, in the Crisis Component, applicants requesting assistance for natural gas or electric must bring a disconnect/past due notice (example: past due notice, termination notice, final notice). Households at or above 75% of poverty level must pay a portion or copayment of the minimum necessary to alleviate the crisis.  Applicants whose rent includes heat must bring an eviction notice from the landlord.
Client Referral:
Clients requesting additional information regarding both components of the FY 2017-18 LIHEAP Program should be referred to their local community action agency, Community Action Kentucky, Inc., toll-free number 1-800-456-3452 (TTY available for the hearing impaired).
Applicant Rights:

Each applicant will be informed of their rights should they be denied assistance. Any applicant who wishes to appeal the case should be informed by local community action staff of the procedures for filing a complaint. Should the applicant not be satisfied with the local decision, they may further appeal to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.


LIHEAP Locations & Office Hours

L.K.L.P. serves the counties of Leslie, Knott, Letcher, & Perry. To apply for LIHEAP during both the subsidy & crisis components visit your local L.K.L.P. Outreach Office - Monday - Friday (excluding major Holidays) from 8:00am - 4:30pm listed below:

 

 

Leslie County Outreach
1-888-280-8347
121 Maple Street
Hyden, KY 41749

 

Knott County (Temporary) Outreach
1-888-280-8346
1622 Hwy 160 S
Hindman, KY 41822

 

Letcher County Outreach

1-888-280-8348
Old Extension Service Building
2 Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858

 

Perry County Outreach

1-800-633-7651
Perry County JobSight Office Complex
412 Roy Campbell Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

LIHEAP Calendar

Applications must be made during the period November 5, 2018 through December 14, 2018. Applications will be taken in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the head of household's last name using the following chart. If you cannot make it on your assigned day contact your local community action office.

  1. Your most recent heating bill(s) or verification from your landlord that the heating expenses are included in your rent;
  2. Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Resident Card Number for EVERYONE living in your household.
  3. Proof of your household's (all members) income for the preceding month.
  4. The account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.

*If you cannot apply on your assigned day, contact your local community action office to make other arrangements.

LIHEAP Contact Information


Jim Perry
Program Director
j.perry@lklp.net

Toll-Free: 1-800-401-4287
Local: (606) 436-8853
Office Location:
LKLP Administrative Offices
398 Roy Campbell Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST