LIHEAP offers heating assistance

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the 2013 to 2014 winter heating season.

Applications will be taken through April 30, 2014.

This program is not designed to pay households’ total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others. Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through the medical waiver component.

The medical expenses must be documented, paid and nonreimbursable.

If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot reapply. For more information and an appointment in Webster County, call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 576-7774. The office is located at 900 Central Ave., Suite 11.