Heating costs assistance available for low-income families from Community Action

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By Special to The Sun


Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

Your local Community Action Office is currently assisting families of low-income with LIHEAP.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday  and  8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday
The first day to apply for heating assistance is Nov. 5, 2012.  
Application must be made before Dec. 14, 2012.  
You will need to bring the following items: your most recent electric or natural gas bill, or a statement from your fuel company if using propane, kerosene, or fuel oil, or verification that heating expenses are included in the rent, (lease agreement or rent receipts that cover the previous three months), proof of income for the entire family, for the previous month, (check stubs must be for wages paid during the previous month-award letters, any adults with $0 income must verify with the zero income form) and social security cards or verification of social security number, and birth dates for all in household.
All applicants must verify their address with an electric, natural gas or water bill.  
New applicants must show a picture ID.  
Assistance will not be provided without all required documents.