DHS To Begin Accepting Applications For Winter Heating Assistance

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:32 pm
By: News 9

Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday December 9, and will continue until all allocated funds are depleted.

DHS has approximately $8 million in federal funds for this year's Winter Heating Program in Oklahoma.

Eligibility for LIHEAP is based on each household's income and assets. If you or someone you know may be income eligible, you are encouraged to apply for the Winter Heating Program available at your local DHS County Office.

Many households receiving public assistance through DHS may be automatically authorized for winter heating assistance and will not need to make application. Preauthorized households will be notified of their eligibility by letter prior to the beginning of the application period.

Only one payment per household is allowed annually for LIHEAP winter heating assistance.

Persons applying should have the most recent heating bill for their home or fuel supplier name, ID, social security number and verification of income for everyone living in the home when they make application.

For more information on how to apply contact your local DHS office.