Governor Parson Announces Improved Home Heating Bill Assistance

Governor Parson on Tuesday announced that Missouri's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Crisis Intervention Program will improve assistance to eligible low-income residents of the state. The LIHEAP Energy Crisis Intervention Program runs November through May and pays the minimum amount on an eligible individual's fuel bill when their household's energy source has been disconnected or is at risk of disconnection. With this announcement, the program will pledge the maximum disconnect amount (up to $800) toward an eligible individual's owed balance. In addition to meeting income criteria, individuals who wish to receive assistance through LIHEAP must also meet the following criteria:
  • Be responsible for paying home heating costs
  • Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence. 

"We are very pleased to announce this improvement to the Energy Crisis Intervention Program, especially given the extreme winter weather our state is currently facing," Governor Parson said. This news comes as Missouri, along with other parts of the nation, face snowfall and extreme cold temperatures. Winter weather forced the Missouri Senate to cancel all proceedings for the week and disrupted some of the planned COVID vaccine events around the state. 

Governor Parson's full statement, including links on how to apply for the LIHEAP program, can be found on the Governor's website.
 
February 22, 2021 - 8:36am
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