LIHEAP applications start next week
URBANA — Low-income adults ages 60 and up and people with permanent disabilities can begin applying for help with their upcoming winter heating bills starting Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Appointments for those wishing to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, are being taken on weekdays at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St., U.
Applicants can be seen at that location, or make an appointment to be seen at the Rantoul Community Center, 520 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul, according to the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, which operates the LIHEAP program in this area.
The RPC says applicants must bring with them to appointments a proof of income for the past 30 days and Social Security cards for all household members, Public Aid medical cards if they have them, documentation of a disability, the most recent gas and electric bills and any disconnect notices.
Starting Oct. 1, LIHEAP appointments will be taken from low-income households that are have been disconnected and those with a child under age 6, and beginning Nov. 1 appointments can be made for all households with incomes up to 150 percent of the federal poverty line.
Appointments can be made by calling 217-384-1226 or by walking in at the Urbana location.