States are giving millions to residents. Ohio has chosen to make the focus of its program a little different. It aims to help people with their energy bills.
Like most states, Ohio has chosen to help a select group of residents. These locals will receive a one-time payment. It will help with energy costs or cover the cost of central air conditioning repairs. And receivers get picked because of their income level. It bears the name - the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. (source)
Interested people can find the website for the program here. They can set up an appointment to visit a local agency via this number 614-246-0019. At the scheduled time, the person will bring in the needed documents. The next step is the completion of an application via phone and the representative will also explain the rest of the process. The turnaround time is 7-14 business days, and people can get up to $500. The program is open to eligible Ohioans from July 1 through to September 30. (source)
How does one qualify and what are the required documents to get the benefit?
- Copies most recent utility bills.
- A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers) and Proof of income for everyone in the household over 18 years old for the last 30 days for each member (12 months preferred).
- Proof of citizenship or legal residency for all household members.
Requirements for eligibility:
- The household has received a disconnect notice or had power shut off.
- Someone in the home is 60 or older.
- A physician has provided documentation proving cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health.
- Someone has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The household is trying to establish a new service on their electric bill.
Households must also have an income below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines. The income maximums are as follows:
- Households of one, up to $22,540
- Households of two, up to $30,485
- Households of three, up to $38,430
- Households of four, up to $46,375
- Household of five, up to $54,320
- Households of six, up to $62,265
- Household of seven, up to $70,210
- Household of eight, up to $78,155
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