DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding Iowans that restricted monetary heating help is offered to income-eligible utility prospects by the Low-Revenue Dwelling Vitality Help Program.
The overall software interval runs from Nov. 1, 2020, by April 30, 2021. Early purposes started Oct. 1 for households which have a resident who’s 60 or older or disabled, or in instances the place disconnection is imminent.
The IUB encourages anybody going through issue in paying their utility invoice to contact their area people motion company or their native utility firm.
The LIHEAP program is designed to assist low-income householders and renters pay a portion of their main residence heating prices by a one-time cost made on to the utility or heating gas vendor. Eligibility for the federally funded program is predicated on family dimension and earnings, sort of gas, and kind of housing. Funding for LIHEAP and the Weatherization Help Program is proscribed.
Candidates certified for LIHEAP or the Weatherization Help Program are protected by Iowa regulation from being disconnected from pure fuel or electrical service throughout the moratorium interval of Nov. 1 by April 1. Nonetheless, the IUB urges all LIHEAP-certified prospects to proceed paying towards their vitality payments by the winter to keep away from accumulating excessive debt.
candidates ought to apply on the group motion company serving their space. To seek out your native company, name 211, go to the Iowa Division of Human Rights web site, or name IDHR at (515) 242-5655 or 1-800-351-4659.
For help, contact IUB Buyer Service workers at 1-877-565-4450 or [email protected]