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Dollars Available for Heating Bills

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) reminds qualified low-income customers there are dollars available to help with heating bills. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP and its related services help approximately 225,000 Wisconsin households annually. In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include emergency fuel assistance, counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets, targeted outreach services and emergency furnace repair and replacement. Income guidelines for the 2014-15 heating season: $25,151 annually for a one-person household; $32,890 for two; $40,628 for three; $48,367 for four; $56,106 for five; $63,844 for six; $65,295 for seven; $66746 for 8.

WPS encourages elderly, disabled customers, and other customers meeting the income guidelines to apply for help with the cost of their heating bills. The program runs through May 15, 2015. For more information, call 866.432.8947, or visit the “Where to Apply” tab on homeenergyplus.wi.gov.