Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
Remaining comfortable at home during the winter is vital to the health and well-being of everyone – especially older adults and those with disabilities. However, sometimes paying the bills to keep the heat on can be difficult for those with low or modest incomes.
The Ohio Department of Development and Council on Aging want to remind those who may need help with their energy bills that assistance is available. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills.
Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating costs. Ohioans can visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov to apply online, download a copy of the application or find contact information for a local Energy Assistance Provider (EAP). When applying, individuals need to have copies of the following documents:
- Most recent utility bills
- A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers)
- Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members (12 months for certain income types)
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
- Proof of disability (if applicable)
HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1, 2022. Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31, 2022.
To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider, call (800) 282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.
Get help with your application
Understanding eligibility requirements and completing and submitting benefit applications can be challenging for many older adults – especially those who are homebound. Working with our community partners, Council on Aging provides information and assistance to older adults and people with disabilities who wish to apply for the HEAP program.
Older adults and people with disabilities who wish to apply should call one of the numbers below, depending on where they live:
- Butler County
- Clermont County
- Clermont County Senior Services: (513) 724-1255
- Clinton County
- Hamilton County
- Warren County
- Warren County Community Services: (513) 970-6737