Illinoisans can apply for winter heating help


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Enrollment for winter heating assistance has begun at the 35 local agencies that administer the program throughout Illinois.


The agencies are beginning to process applications on a first come, first served basis. Priority enrollment for seniors, the disabled and families with children under age 5 began earlier this year.


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a state-federal program for low-income families. A single-person household can be eligible for assistance with a monthly income of up to $1,396. A two-person household can qualify with a monthly income of up to $1,891.


Certain documentation is required to apply. More information is available on the program's website.

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