Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate

 

 

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
555 Walnut Street
5th Floor Forum Place
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923

Phone: 717-783-5048 or toll free 800-684-6560
Fax: 717-783-7152

Email: consumer@paoca.org

Consumer Tip for November 2004

Toll Free Number

 800-684-6560

 (PA only)

 

ACTION ALERT     ACTION ALERT

 

LIHEAP Cash & Crisis Programs

to Begin on November 8, 2004

 

This year both LIHEAP Cash and Crisis programs will begin on November 8, 2004.  To be eligible for Cash benefits, you must be responsible for home heating costs.  Your yearly household income must be within the following limits to qualify:

 

          One person                    $12,569

          Two persons                 $16,862

          Three persons               $21,155

          Four persons                 $25,448

          Five persons                  $29,741

                    Six persons                    $34,034

              For each additional person, add $4,293.

 

To be eligible for a Crisis grant, you must have an energy emergency and your income must be within the limits listed above.  A Crisis grant can help pay the following:

 

¨     Pay utility bills and the turn-on charge to get service on if your service has been

shut-off.

¨     Pay for fuel if you are in danger of being out of fuel.

¨     Pay to do any of the following:

Þ   buy a new heating system

Þ   thaw frozen pipes

Þ   repair broken furnaces

Þ   repair heat-related water heating systems

Þ   repair gas or fuel lines

Þ   repair broken windows

 

If you think you qualify, contact your local County Assistance Office as soon as possible.  The phone numbers for the County Assistance Offices are listed below.  Funds for this program are limited, and the program is only open a short time.  Both the Cash and Crisis program open November 8, 2004 and close March 24, 2005.

 

Published by

The Bureau of Consumer Services

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

September 2004

 


County Assistance Office Telephone Numbers

Adams (800) 638-6816 or (717)-334-6241

Lancaster (717) 299-7543

Allegheny   Cash:  (412) 562-0330

                   Crisis: (800) 851-3838

Lawrence (724) 656-3021 or (724) 656-3099

Armstrong  (800) 424-5235 or (724) 543-1651

Lebanon (717) 273-1641 or (717) 270-3600

Beaver (724) 773-7495 or (724) 773-7368

Lehigh (610) 821-6702

Bedford (800) 542-8584 or (814) 623-6127

Luzerne (570) 826-2041 or (570) 826-2137

Berks (866) 215-3911 or (610) 736-4228

Lycoming (570) 327-3497

Blair (814) 946-7365

McKean (800) 822-1108 or (814) 362-4671

Bradford (800) 542-3938 or (570) 265-9186

Mercer (800-747-8405 or (724) 983-5022

Bucks-Bristol (215) 781-3393

Mifflin (800) 382-5253 or (717) 248-6746

Bucks-Warminster  (215) 443-3233

Monroe (877) 905-1495 or (570) 424-3517

Butler (724) 284-8855

Montgomery-Norristown-Pottstown

(610) 272-1752 or (610) 327-4280

Cambria (814) 533-2253

Montour (570) 275-7430

Cameron (814) 486-1206 or (814) 486-3757

Northampton (610) 250-1785 or (610)-250-1786

Carbon (570) 325-4636 or (570) 325-9540

Northumberland (800) 332-8583 or (570) 988-5996

Centre (800) 355-6024 or (814) 863-6571

Perry (800) 991-1929 or (717) 582-2127

Chester (610) 466-1042

Philadelphia    Cash: (215) 560-1583

                       Crisis: (215) 686-2590

Clarion (800) 253-3488 or (814) 226-1700

Pike (570) 296-6114

Clearfield (800) 862-8941 or (814) 765-0684

Potter (800) 446-9896 or (814) 274-4900

Clinton (800) 820-4159 or (570) 748-2971

Schuylkill (570) 621-3072 or (570) 621-3078

Columbia (570) 387-4232

Snyder (570) 374-8126

Crawford (800) 527-7861 or (814) 333-3400

Somerset (800) 248-1607 or (814) 443-3681

Cumberland (800) 269-0173 or (717) 240-2700

Sullivan (570) 946-7174

Dauphin (717) 787-8750 or (717) 787-1935

Susquehanna (888) 753-6328 or (570) 278-3891

Delaware (610) 447-3099

Tioga (800) 525-6842 or (570) 724-4051

Elk  (814) 772-5215 or (814) 776-1101

Union (570) 524-2201

Erie (800) 635-1014 or (814) 461-2002

Venango (877) 409-2421 or (814) 437-4354

Fayette (724) 439-7125

Warren (800) 403-4043 or (814) 726-2540

Forest (800) 876-0645 or (814) 755-3552

Washington (800) 835-9720 or (724) 223-5246

Franklin (800) 921-8839 or (717) 262-6579

Washington-Donora (800) 392-6932 or              (724) 379-1500

Fulton (800) 222-8563 or (717) 485-3151

Wayne (877) 879-5267 or (570) 253-7118 

Greene (888) 410-5658 or (724) 627-7668

Westmoreland (724) 832-5524

Huntingdon (800) 237-7674 or

(814) 643-1170

Westmoreland-Greensburg (724) 832-5218 or   (724) 832-5524

Indiana (724) 357-2918 or (724) 357-2900

Westmoreland-New Kensington (800) 622-3527 or (724) 339-6800

Jefferson (800) 242-8214 or (814) 938-2990

Wyoming (570) 836-5171 or (570) 836-8513

Juniata (800) 586-4282 or (717) 436-2158

York   (800) 991-0929 or (717) 771-1100

Lackawanna (570)963-4842 or (570) 963-6836

 


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