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.