DHS looking to help low-income Oklahomans with heating costs

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The temperatures are dropping and that means your heating bills may be going up.

Fortunately, help is available for those who qualify for home heating assistance.

The Department of Human Services will begin taking applications for their Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, beginning Tuesday December, 9.

Officials say they will continue to accept applications until all allocated funds are depleted.

DHS says they have approximately $8 million in federal funds for this year’s Winter Heating Program.

Eligibility for the program is based on household income.

Organizers say that many households that are currently receiving public assistance through DHS will be automatically authorized and won’t have to apply.

Size of Household Allowable Monthly Net Income
1 $ 1,070
2 $ 1,442
3 $ 1,814
4 $ 2,186
5 $ 2,558
6 $ 2,931
7 $ 3,303
8 $ 3,675

For more information on how to apply, contact the local DHS center in your county.

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