HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Department of Human Services is reminding Pennsylvanians of assistance available for certain utility bills.
The assistance is available through the low-income energy assistance program (LIHEAP) recovery crisis program, which is set to end on Aug. 31.
The program normally runs from November-April, but the recovery crisis program specifically is running through August and can help Pennsylvanians with their home energy bills.
Assistance can be available if a household has the following:
- Has their main or secondary energy source completely shut-off
- Is notified that their utility service will be shut off in the next 60 days
- Has broken energy equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replace
- Is in danger of being without fuel in 15 days or less
- Owes funds to a utility provider that would constitute a service termination if not for the Public Utility Commission’s moratorium on terminations
Applications are available online or by calling 1-800-692-7462.