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Struggling to pay your heating bills this holiday season? Assistance is available

Struggling to pay your heating bills this holiday season? Assistance is available

warm family gatheringThe holidays are a wonderful time to gather our families and enjoy the warm comforts of home – but sometimes a lost job or some other life challenge can leave us struggling to make ends meet and pay our bills.

If you are experiencing this kind of problem this year, consider applying for temporary relief via LIHEAP – the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Here are some common questions about LIHEAP services – if you have any more, please contact us – we’re here to help.

What is LIHEAP?

The (LIHEAP) is a federally funded assistance program that provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter propane and heating oil bills.

Who is eligible?

Homeowners and renters, including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent, may apply at their local agency for assistance.

Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member 18 years of age or older. Household income may not exceed 60 percent of the estimated State Median Income.

For information about other factors that could impact the eligibility of a household, please contact your local fuel assistance agency.

What services does the program cover?

This program provides a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat with includes, but is not limited to: oil, electricity, natural gas, propane, kerosene, wood, and coal. If eligible, discounts are automatically given on:

Payments for actual usage or fuel delivery are made directly to the heating vendor for primary energy needs from November 1st to April 30th except when the cost of heating is included in the rent.

How do I apply for LIHEAP in Massachusetts?

In person

By phone

Stay safe and warm this winter with reliable heating oil and propane deliveries in Peabody, MA and our neighboring North Shore communities. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Holden Oil customer.