BCMW Community Services Announces 2017 LIHEAP And PIPP Assistance Programs

BCMW will begin making appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Only households with persons 60 or over or households with someone who is currently receiving disability are eligible to receive an appointment at this time.

Starting on October 3, 2016, households who are currently disconnected or at or below 25% on their propane or fuel oil may set up appointments. Households with children under the age of 6 may also make appointment at this time.

November 1, 2016 will be the date all other low – income eligible households can begin contacting BCMW for appointments.

Eligibility is determined by providing 30 days proof of household income, utility bill in an adult household members name and proof of social security numbers for all household members. If utilities are included in rent, you may still qualify for assistance.

We will also be offering the PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) in 2017. This program allows Ameren customers to pay 6% of your income year round to your utilities. This will be offered on a first come, first served basis, until funds are exhausted.

The 30 day income guidelines based on number in household are as follows:

1 – $1,485.00 2 – $2,003.00 3 – $2,520.00 4 – $3,038.00

5 – $3,555.00 6 – $4,073.00

7 – $4,591.00 8 – $5,111.00

Please contact the office to schedule an appointment.

Washington County – 327-8476