New online application for energy bill assistance opens Wednesday

People who need help with their energy bills can now apply for assistance online.

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 6:05 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2017 6:05 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- People who need help with their energy bills can apply for assistance and there is an easier way to get on the waitlist.

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, helps people with their energy bills during the winter.

Starting November 1, people in Lane County can apply online to get on the waitlist. People can also call the agency but the online application makes the process easier.

They said if a household does not get on the waitlist in November, they should reapply on the first working day of each month until June.

To qualify for the program, a household's gross income must be at or below 60 percent of the state's median income level. So for a person living alone, they must have a gross monthly income of less than $1924. The cap for four people is $3701.

The program offers a one-time payment of $250 to $550 directly to your utility account. The amount of assistance depends on several factors.

You can apply online on November 1 by click here.

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