Big Sandy Area Community Action Program (BSACAP) will offer elderly and disabled applicants an opportunity to pre-register for the Subsidy portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The pre-registration will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, and last until Friday, Nov. 2
BSACAP Executive Director James Michael Howell said pre-registration should prove beneficial to customers.
“The elderly and the disabled have less mobility and it’s harder for them to stand in long lines,” Howell explained. “Pre-registration should cut down on those long lines and help more people access the services.”
Howell added, “We want to stress that, although we’re offering the pre-registration, no applications will be approved until Monday, Nov. 5, the first day of the Subsidy component. No vouchers will be sent to vendors until after Nov. 5. ”
To be eligible to pre-register, applicants must bring proof they are receiving disability benefits and/or are at least 60 years of age.
In addition, to qualify for the Subsidy component of LIHEAP, applicants must present the following:
• Most recent heating bill or proof that heating expenses are included in rent (for example: lease agreement or rent contract)
• Proof of physical address – bring metered utility bill
• Proof of household income for prior month
• Birthdates for all household members
• Social security card or official documentation with social security numbers for each member of household
Applicants must apply in their county of residence. Applications will be taken at the following BSACAP service offices from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
60 Court Street
230 Court Street
131 S. Church Street
387 E. Main Street
478 Town Mountain Road
All other applicants may begin applying for Subsidy on Monday, Nov. 5, through Friday, Dec. 14. As in past years, applications will be taken alphabetically, according to the applicant’s last name.
LIHEAP, a national energy assistance initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is funded in Kentucky by the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Community Action Kentucky.