Eligible households and single moms can receive help with the cost of home heating from the West Virginia Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through direct cash payments or payments to utility companies on their behalf.
Households without resources facing the loss of a heating source will have a crisis component made available to them. A combination of factors determine eligibility for both program components such as income, type of heating payment and total heating costs.
Usually beginning with a mail-out to targeted households, the Division of Family Assistance (DFA) operates LIEAP in each of the DHHR field offices for a short time each winter. In order to perform outreach and accept LIEAP applications at their local sites the DFA contract with the Community Action network and with regional Agency on Aging offices.
General Program Requirements
Single moms must be residents of the state of West Virginia and must be in need financial assistance for energy costs in order to qualify for this benefit program.
Single moms may be automatically eligible if they participate in other benefit programs such as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits.
Program Contact Information
To learn more about the program please visit the Western Virginia LIHEAP official website.
Contact the local county office for further questions at http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/county/
Inquiries by phone can be made at 304-558-0684.