DHS accepting applications for low-income heating assistance
OKLAHOMA CITY – As the temperatures continue to drop across the state, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is accepting applications for a home energy assistance program.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps income-eligible families with their winter heating bills.
Eligible households already receiving public assistance through DHS were notified of their pre-authorization for the program, meaning they don’t need to apply. Households that were not pre-authorized, but receive assistance through DHS can apply online.
Members of tribal households can apply through their tribal nation, but cannot receive assistance from both.
DHS has $10 million in federal funds to allocate for this year’s program.
The household requirements for monthly gross income are as follows:
- One person- $1,316
- Two people- $1,784
- Three people- $2,252
- Four people – $2,720
- Five people – $3,188
- Six people – $3,656
- Seven people – $4,124
- Eight people- $4,592.
Residents applying for the program are required to provide identification, Social Security number, verification of income and the most recent heating bill information for their home.