UGI encourages eligible natural gas and electric customers to apply for federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to help cover the cost of heating their home this winter. Applications will be accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services beginning November 1, 2017.
LIHEAP grants help customers with limited or fixed incomes pay their heating bills, repair or replace a heater, avoid utility service shut off, and assist in restoring a terminated service. LIHEAP grants do not need to be repaid. Customers interested in applying for LIHEAP should contact UGI. Company representatives will provide customers with information on the application process and eligibility requirements, and also will provide assistance in completing and submitting the required forms.
Last winter, qualifying UGI natural gas and electric customers received cash grants from LIHEAP totaling approximately $8.8 million. More than 35,000 UGI customers received LIHEAP grants.
LIHEAP funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualifying customers. UGI urges customers to submit a LIHEAP application as soon as possible. For more information on LIHEAP, customers can call UGI at 1-800-UGI-WARM (1-800-844-9276).
To qualify for LIHEAP funds, a customer must provide the following:
- Proof of income;
- Recent heating bill;
- Name, birth date and Social Security number for each person in the household.
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In addition to providing LIHEAP information and application support, UGI offers several assistance programs to customers experiencing difficulty paying utility bills. Qualifying low-income customers may receive grants from Operation Share, UGI’s hardship fund; reduced bills based on a percentage of the customer’s income; information on payment arrangements; as well as an opportunity to participate in a free home weatherization program. Customers interested in more information are encouraged to contact UGI.
UGI Utilities’ headquarters is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The utility serves more than 60,000 natural gas and electric customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi utilities