Supplemental Low Income Assistance Payment Coming

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

CHARLESTON, W.Va – Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) payment for West Virginia’s elderly residents, disabled residents and low income families who received a Regular LIEAP payment this winter.

The one-time, federal supplemental payment is provided wholly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will go to the eligible residents’ utility company or bulk fuel provider for home heating purposes. Acting Governor Tomblin approved this payment as a means to help address heating costs experienced during this winter season.

Each resident who applied for and received a Regular LIEAP Payment this winter will receive an additional $100 Regular LIEAP Supplemental Payment to be applied to their home heating account. This payment is automatic and customers who received the Regular LIEAP Payment will not have to apply for the supplemental payment. All payments are expected to be issued by February 11, 2011. If you received a Regular LIEAP payment for bulk fuel, such as wood, coal, liquid petroleum, fuel oil, etc., the payment will be sent to you at the address currently listed with DHHR.