Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC offers summer crisis program

| August 3, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Summer Crisis Program will be ending Monday, Aug. 31.

This program, funded through the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or those with a household member with a documented medical condition with payment toward their electric bill. Those with a documented medical condition must provide a physician’s statement. A benefit of utility assistance of one payment for the current electric bill, total amount due, first PIPP Plus enrollment, utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees of up to $250 for customers of regulated utilities and $300 for customers on un-regulated utilities. PIPP customers are not eligible for the program.

Income guidelines are based at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and are as follows: Household size of one may earn up to $20,597.50, household of two $27,877.50, household of three $35,157.50, household of four $42,437.50, household of five $49,717.50 and household of six $56,997.50. For larger households add $7,280 per member. Income may also be calculated using the past three months, whichever benefits the client. Other documentation is also required including the household gas bill so that a State HEAP application can be generated for additional benefits, proof of disability if disabled, physicians’ statement if a medical condition exists, and social security numbers and income for all household members.

The program will operate July 1 – Aug. 31, or until funds are depleted. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, phone the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC office at 622-9801.

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