Heating Oil Assistance Deadline: April 30

MAY 2003
- With fuel oil prices soaring this past winter, you may want to take
advantage of the state’s fuel assistance program, known as Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Program, (LIHEAP). But time is quickly running
out with an April 30th deadline for filing.

Individuals,
whose gross annual income is $17,720 or less, and couples at $23,880 or
less, are eligible. At presstime, fuel assistance benefits range from
$372 to $545 according to income.

In
addition to fuel assistance, there are programs to assist with sewer
and water bills, home weatherization and heating system repair and
replacement. Eligible individuals and couples may also receive help
with their telephone and electric bills.

Before April 30, please contact the state’s Bureau of Energy Programs’ toll free Heatline at 1-800-632-8175 (website: www.massfuelassist.com) for more information, as well as the name and address of the local energy assistance agency closest to you.

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