Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hendry Funding Low Income Electric Bills

Electric Bill Crisis Assistance
LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Social Services Department is the recipient and distributor of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for electrical bills.

LIHEAP can provide Crisis Assistance up to $600 for one time electric bill payment assistance. A crisis is defined by loss of income, household emergency, medical emergency, car repair, death or an extremely elevated electrical bill due to heating or cooling.

Applicants must provide proof of the Crisis and household income must be under 150% of poverty as follows: 1 member-$16,245, 2 members-$21,855, 3 members-$27,855, 4 members- $33,075, add $5,610 for each additional member. The applicant must also reside in Hendry County.

Please call (863) 983-1469 in Clewiston or (863) 675-5356 in LaBelle between 8 AM to 2 PM Monday thru Friday for more information.

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