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Summer cooling help available soon

Summer cooling help available soon

Assistance to eligible residents of Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties will be available soon through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.

The GLCAP Summer Crisis Program begins July 1 and continues through Aug. 31, 2019 to provide low-income disabled or elderly residents with electric bill payments, as well as fans or air conditioner units to keep cool this summer. Eligible low-income households must have an older household member (60 years or older), or must provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. In some cases, the program can assist with central air conditioning unit repairs.

Those who are applying should bring a photo ID; proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate; social security number for each member of the household; verification of a medical condition by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner; and documentation for all income in the household for those 18 years or older for the last 30 days, or proof of income for the past 12 months if the past 30 days is not reflective of normal income. Those who have odd jobs, side work, seasonal work or are self-employed will be required to bring their most recently filed complete tax return and/or an IRS tax transcript.

Those who are enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP Plus) are not eligible for bill payment assistance through the program, but are encouraged to work with GLCAP to identify other opportunities for assistance if needed.

For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, call 419-334-8911. To apply for the Summer Crisis Program, call the scheduling hotline at 1-888-441-4327.

Additional information can also be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or www.glcap.org/utilityhelp.


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