|LACCA has help available to beat the heat|
|Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:43 AM|
Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs is working to provide relief for the elderly, those suffering from heat-related problems or customers who have a disconnect on their electric bill because they have defaulted on PIPP Plus or someone in the home is suffering from a documented medical condition. This program year, LACCA will provide assistance with an air conditioner for those who haven’t received assistance with an air conditioner in the past three years.
The assistance program begins July 1 and will assist families struggling to keep up with their summer energy bills through Aug. 31. Applicants may receive up to $175 in financial assistance. The temperatures prompted Lima/Allen Council on Community Affairs to again provide air conditioners to eligible applicants.
To be eligible, applicants must: — Reside in Allen County; — earn a household income at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines:
• A family of four would be: $41,212.50 annually - $3,434.38 monthly
• A family of three would be: $34,177.50 annually - $2,848.13 monthly
• A family of two would be: $27,142.50 annually -$2,261.88 monthly
• A family of one would be: $20,107.50 annually -$1,675.63 monthly
— Have a household member who is 60-years of age or older or
— Be able to provide documentation of medical necessity from a physician/health care provider for a household member who is under 60-years of age
— Proof of income for all adults for 13 weeks, social security cards, utility bills gas and electric
— Provide all of required documentation regardless of age.
The Summer Crisis Program is also available on a “walk-in” basis taken daily beginning at 7:30 a.m. (until walk-in slots are filled for that day). LACCA’s goal is to serve as many walk-ins as possible, while still acknowledging our scheduled appointments in a timely manner. Walk-ins are not guaranteed a certain appointment time.
LACCA is located at 540 S. Central, Lima.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-286-7559
For more information, visit www.lacca.org or Facebook.