Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

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    Updated LIHEAP Information






The Low Income Homes Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has changed some dates for the upcoming season in Missouri.  This program assists low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs.  To be eligible, an individual's income level must not be more than 150% of the federal poverty level.   For 2016 the income levels are $1485 monthly for a single person, or $2003 for a couple.  The resource limit is $3000 per household.    The Mo Department of Social Services will begin taking applications for elderly and disabled on October 1, with payment processing to begin November 1.   Applications for all others will begin on November 1 and payment processing will begin December 1 for these individuals.

If customers qualify for Energy Assistance, they may also qualify for additional help through the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). The Energy Crisis Intervention Program help pay the utility bill for customers whose energy is shut off or is threatened to be shut off.  The amount of help a customer receives is based on the amount of money needed to settle the crisis with the energy provider.

United Way 2-1-1 can be used a resource for customers to find a community action agency that has ECIP funds available.

Here’s a link to KCP&L’s website with information on what customers can do if they can’t pay their bill.



















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