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Low-income heating assistance available for Oklahoma families

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OKLAHOMA CITY – This time of the year, many Oklahomans are struggling to stay warm.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will be providing winter heating assistance funds for many low-income families across the state.

DHS will begin accepting walk-in applications on Tuesday, Dec. 8 until all funds are depleted. Currently, the program has $8 million in federal funds.

Eligibility for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is based on income and assets.

The maximum income guidelines are as follows:

  • 1 person household – Net monthly income of $1,079
  • 2 person household – Net monthly income of $1,460
  • 3 person household – Net monthly income of $1,842
  • 4 person household – Net monthly income of $2,223
  • 5 person household – Net monthly income of $2,604
  • 6 person household – Net monthly income of $2,986
  • 7 person household – Net monthly income of $3,367
  • 8 person household – Net monthly income of $3,748

Only one payment per household is allowed each year.

All applicants should have the most recent heating bill for their home, ID, social security number and verification of income for everyone living in the home.

For more information, contact your local DHS county office.