Summer HEAP assistance available

MIAMI COUNTY —Miami County Community Action Council (CAC) is administering the HEAP Summer Crisis Program (SCP) from July 1 through Aug. 31.

This program provides a one-time payment on a current electric bill and/or air conditioning assistance. All households must be below 175 percent of the poverty index for their household size as shown below. Only senior age (60-plus) households or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health will qualify for assistance under this year’s program. These households do not need to be in threat of disconnect to receive assistance.

Households in need of assistance must call Miami County CAC at 335-7921 to request an appointment and be advised on the documentation necessary to complete the application, such as social security cards for all household members, verification of household income, and verification of disability. Total gross household income must be below the income limit as listed below for a household to qualify.

The informatioin shows household size, household income for the last 30 days and household income for the past 12 months:

1 — $1,821.46 — $21,857.50

2 — $2,466.04 — $29,592.50

3 — $3,110.63 — $37,327.50

4 — $3,755.21 — $45,062.50

5 — $4,399.79 — $52,797.50

6 —$ 5,044.38 — $60,532.50.