Senator Argall Reminds Low-Income, Elderly of Heating Assistance Option

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program offers a lifeline for low-income or fixed-income residents unable to heat their homes, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

“As the cold weather season approaches, home heating costs are sure to rise,” Argall said. “Each year, the cold weather claims the lives of elderly and disabled residents because of the high costs associated with heating their homes. This funding protects those most vulnerable during the winter months.”

To apply and determine eligibility, Pennsylvania residents can call the LIHEAP hotline, 1-866-857-7095, or contact their local county assistance office. In Schuylkill County, the county assistance office can be reached at 570-621-3000; Berks County – 610-736-4211; Carbon County – 610-577-9020; Lehigh County – 610-821-6509; Monroe County – 570-424-3030 and Northampton County – 610-250-1700.

In addition to LIHEAP, many utility companies offer their own assistance plans. Interested customers should check with their individual heating fuel and electricity suppliers for more information.

Contact: Nick Troutman
(570) 773-0891

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