Weather and Climate
6:52 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Need Help With Paying Your Cooling Bills?

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will soon begin  taking applications to help low-income households pay their cooling bills this  summer. The agency announced it would begin taking applications Tuesday.

The federal government is making available about $16 million for its Low-Income  Home Energy Assistance Program. Eligibility is based on household income, with a maximum of $1,024 in net  monthly income for a one-person household and up to $3,565 in net monthly income  for an eight-person household. The anticipated one-time benefit amounts range  from about $120 for a one-person household to up to $180 for a household of two or more.  Households that already receive public assistance through DHS are expected to  be automatically authorized.