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Online applications for LIHEAP summer cooling assistance available for eligible households Featured

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PRESS RELEASE

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (June 15, 2020) – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will begin taking online applications on June 16, 2020 for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Many households receiving public assistance through OKDHS have been preauthorized to receive summer cooling assistance and have been notified of their eligibility by letter. Preauthorized households do not need to apply.

Households which already receive OKDHS assistance, but do not meet preauthorized selection for summer cooling assistance, have been notified by mail and should apply online at okdhslive.org.

Information needed to apply for LIHEAP summer cooling assistance

  • Most recent cooling utility bill
  • ID (such as a driver’s license)
  • Social Security number
  • Verification of income

 

Maximum monthly gross income allowed

Size of Household                       Allowable Monthly Gross Income

1                                                       $ 1,354

2                                                       $ 1,832

3                                                       $ 2,311

4                                                       $ 2,790

5                                                       $ 3,269

6                                                       $ 3,748

7                                                       $ 4,227

8                                                       $ 4,705

Native American households

Households with members of a Native American tribe are encouraged to apply online at okdhslive.org or through their tribe. Households cannot receive assistance from both OKDHS and their tribe during the same federal fiscal year. “Household” is defined as individuals living under the same roof with one utility meter.

For additional information and to apply for benefits, go online to okdhslive.org.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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