Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Heating bill aid available for low-income West Virginians

(AP) — A state program to help low-income West Virginians get help paying heating bills is accepting additional applications.

The Department of Health and Resources is taking applications until March 11 for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

Officials say applications only will be accepted this time for households that were not previously approved for assistance. Another application period was held last month. Households must meet income and other program guidelines to qualify.

Applications are available online at www.wvinroads.org . They also can be obtained at local DHHR offices, community action agencies, or senior centers operated by an Area Agency on Aging.