South Kentucky RECC Reminds Members Heating Assistance
There are many joys this time of year filled with holiday seasons it is
a time of reflection on the many blessings we receive each and every day. It is
also the time of year that snow and frigid cold weather enters our state, and
with that, comes higher energy bills.
South Kentucky RECC reminds its members that November 1 begins the application
process for the first segment, or subsidy component, of the Low Income Home
Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) the federal governments
provision, started in 1974, for helping Americans at risk of losing
wintertime heat. Applications are taken in order of the last name of the head
of the household.
The subsidy component helps residents of Kentucky that are at or below 130
percent of the federal poverty level. Most of these recipients are elderly or
disabled. The LIHEAP subsidy component is given just once per winter, and the
benefit amount is determined by three factors: the percentage of poverty level
of the familys income; the size of the household; and the type of heating
Under the subsidy component, families are given vouchers toward their heating
expense, not cash. In the South Kentucky RECC service territory, the voucher is
sent directly to the provider.
Bring the following with you when you apply: 1. Proof of all household income
for the preceding month (award letter, check stubs, etc.); 2. Social Security
Cards or Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) for ALL household members; 3.
the most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that the heating is
included on the rent; statement from electric company if you participate in
PrePay Program; and 4. The most recent electric bill showing the
physical/service address of the home and name on the account for all heating
fuel sources and electric.
For more information on when or how to apply, contact the Lake Cumberland
Community Action Agency in your community at:
Casey County 606-787-9209
Clinton County 606-387-5880
McCreary County 606-376-2593
Pulaski County 606-679-6203
Russell County 270-343-4565
Wayne County 606-348-8481