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Home energy assistance program applications available

Applications started Oct. 1 for the elderly and disabled for the 2013-14 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program.

The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through Iowa Department of Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

The SCICAP/Clarke County Outreach office located at 116 S. Fillmore St. in Osceola will be taking applications from Oct. 1 through April 30, 2014. Applicants will need to furnish verification of Social Security numbers for everyone in the household, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill and proof of all household members' gross income for the past three months or for the past calendar year.

Medical waiver: Households that are more than LIHEAP regular-income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through our medical-waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and nonreimbursable. For more information, contact your local-outreach office at 641-342-2101.

All other applications will be taken from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2014.

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