Based on your monthly gross income, household size, and needs, you could qualify for government or other help in paying your heating bills. Here are programs that are available if you’re a Pennsylvania customer.
LIHEAP is administered by the Department of Public Welfare and consists of three components:
- cash benefits to help eligible low-income households pay for their home-heating fuel;
- crisis payments, if needed, to resolve weather-related, supply shortage, and other household energy-related emergencies; and
- energy conservation and weatherization measures to address long-range solutions to the home-heating problems of low-income households.
LIHEAP is not a public assistance program. Eligible low-income households will not have liens placed on their property, nor will other assets affect their eligibility for LIHEAP benefits. In addition, eligibility for public assistance and grant amounts is not affected by receipt of LIHEAP benefits.
Pike County Assistance Office
Milford Professional Park
10 Buist Road
Milford, PA 18377
The Neighbor Fund
New Start can help you reduce your past due balances. All you have to do is sign a payment agreement that you can manage, and be enrolled in Budget Billing.
For every three consecutive months that you live up to your payment agreement, you’ll get a credit of $62.50 on your account, until you reach the maximum benefit of $250. You’ll still have a payment agreement for the balance over $250. Just make the agreed upon payments in full and on time to receive these credits.