Reading, PA (April 5, 2010) – UGI Utilities, Inc., will be helping eligible gas and electric customers apply for federal energy assistance dollars to keep their homes warm through Friday, April 16.
On Friday, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced a two-week extension of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), originally scheduled to end April 2.
“This was a harsh and difficult winter that forced many families to expend additional resources to heat their homes,’’ Governor Rendell said.
UGI encourages any customer who is experiencing bill-payment difficulties to contact the utility as soon as possible to see if they are eligible for LIHEAP assistance or another utility sponsored assistance program.
For more information on energy assistance eligibility, customers should call UGI at 1-800-UGI-WARM (1-800-844-9276). Hearing-impaired customers are asked to call 1-800-654-5984.
LIHEAP is a federal program that provides cash grants to help low-income households pay for home heating fuel and crisis grants to address heating emergencies such as a furnace failure or unexpected fuel shortages.
UGI Utilities’ headquarters is located in Reading, PA. The utility serves 564,000 natural gas customers in more than 40 counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and 62,000 electric customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com.
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Maximum Income Levels for LIHEAP Eligibility
Household size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1,354 $16,245
2 $1,821 $21,855
3 $2,289 $27,465
4 $2,756 $33,075
5 $3,224 $38,685
6 $3,691 $44,295
Additional $467.50 $5,610