The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation will begin taking applications for the 2014 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Tuesday September 3, 2013. This is also the first day that appointments can be made for the program. September and October are priority months reserved for those households that have either a member aged 60 and above or disabled.
Starting on October 1st applications will be accepted from households that have children age 5 years and under. Proof of age will be required. Households who are disconnected from their utilities will also be allowed to make application for the program during October. Assistance will become available to all other income-eligible households beginning November 1, 2013.
Items needed at the time of application are: proof of all household income for 30 days immediately preceding the day of application, Social Security cards for all members of the household, and current heating and electric bills. TANF households must also present their most recent medical card.
Appointments for LIHEAP can be made by contacting the C.E.F.S. Christian County Outreach Taylorville office at 824-4712 or Pana office at 562-2311.