LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Pre-registration for Louisville's Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) started Monday.
Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents who have a fixed income at 130 percent of the federal poverty level, those who are 60 years or older or on disability receiving Social Security.
Applicants need to bring several documents in order to be accepted:
- Picture ID for head of household (if available)
- Proof of all household income for the preceding month (food stamp award letter, pay stubs, etc.). All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income must have a Proof of No Income form completed prior to applying for benefits. (Available at the CAP office at 810 Barret or by clicking here on the Individual Proof of No Income Form or the Household Proof of No Income Form ).
- Social Security card(s) or official documentation with social security numbers or Permanent Resident Card Numbers for everyone living in the household.
- Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in the rent (i.e. lease agreements). Residents who meet the early registration requirements may apply at one of 16 community or senior centers across Jefferson County. Click here for a complete listing.
Funds for applications completed at the early bird sites will be posted on or after November 3, 2014.
Income-eligible residents who don't meet the requirements for pre-registration (who are not elderly or disabled) may still apply for LIHEAP benefits. They may obtain an appointment to apply for LIHEAP, in person only, at the Central CAP Office located at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Ave. on Oct. 30 between 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. All three CAP offices will begin taking appointments on Nov. 3, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (except for Fridays at the Newburg site).
The three CAP offices are at the following locations:Central Office - Urban Government Center
810 Barret Avenue, Room 127, 40204
502-574-1157East Office - Newburg Community Center
4810 Exeter Avenue, 40218
THIS OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR LIHEAP OPERATIONS ON FRIDAYSSouth Office - Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway, 40258
Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send a representative on their behalf. Simply provide the representative with a hand-written note, dated and signed from the applicant, giving them permission to handle their application for services. The representative will also need to provide their photo ID matching the name specified on the applicant's note, along with the applicant's photo ID, as well as the required documentation above that is required to apply for the services/programs.
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