A spokesperson for the state Department of Administration says the state is hoping the amount of federal money received this year to help pay the heating bills of low income residents is more than
Department of Administration projects the average heating benefit this season will be about $100 less than
last season. But department spokesperson Stephanie Marquis tells WFDL news that
amount could still change. The heating assistance is available now through May 15th. Eligibility is based on household income, household size and the home’s heating
cost. A family of four must earn less than $47,485 to
qualify. An individual can earn no more than $24,692.
Applications can be made through county social service offices and private nonprofit agencies.