Burns reminds families to apply for utility assistance

LIHEAP extended through mid-June

HARRISBURG, May 23 – After a winter that lingered well into the spring, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is letting local families know that a state program that can help with home heating bills or repairs has been extended through June 17.

“I know a lot of our seniors are on fixed incomes, and with prices on the rise, everyone is looking to save where they can,” said Burns. “That’s why I am urging families and seniors to look at LIHEAP to see if they can qualify for heating bill or emergency repair assistance.”

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is federally funded and administered by the state to provide assistance with home heating bills so low-income Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe in their homes. Assistance is available for renters and homeowners, and the LIHEAP application season is open until June 17.

Pennsylvanians can apply for LIHEAP and other public assistance programs online and can also apply for Medical Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by phone at 1-866-550-4355. On-site County Assistance Office services are available if clients cannot access online services or need assistance.