2017 Summer Crisis Program will end on Aug. 31

Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action will be accepting Summer Crisis Applications until Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit the Washington County office at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in Morgan County at 50 Third St., Malta, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The primary purpose of this program is to give elderly and medically qualified households a one-time assistance with their electric bill and/or air conditioner for the summer months. Household’s income cannot exceed the 175 percent poverty income guidelines. Example: for a family of four the yearly income is $43,050 and/or 90 day income is $10,762.50.

An income eligible household with a member who is sixty (60) years of age or older is eligible to receive a one- time payment and/or air conditioner on their current unpaid regulated utility electric bill with the benefit to not exceed $300 or a one-time payment and/or air conditioner on their current unregulated utility electric bill with the benefit not to exceed $500. If the unregulated utility bill is over the allotted $500 you will be required to make a co-payment before we can help with electric assistance.

An income eligible household with a member who is fifty-nine (59) years of age and younger, and has a chronic medical condition, verified by a licensed physician or registered practitioner, and documented on a required state form that can be picked up in the WMCAP offices or faxed to physicians offices, is qualified to receive a one-time payment on their current unpaid regulated utility electric bill and/or air conditioner with the benefit not to exceed $300 or a one-time payment on their current unregulated utility electric bill and/or air conditioner with the benefit not to exceed $500. If the unregulated utility bill is over the allotted $500 you will be required to make a co-payment before we can help with electric assistance.

Continuing this program year: Those who are currently or have been on PIPP do not qualify for assistance on their electric bills, however, if you are current on your PIPP you may be eligible to receive an air conditioner (if available). Providing you have not received an air conditioner benefit within the last *three (3) program years. *Those who are eligible 2013, 2012, 2011, etc. Please be advised we will have a limited supply of air conditioners.

Households must bring the following documents to the required face-to face interview:

– Income documentation for all households members 18 years of age or older for the past 13 weeks and/or 12 months. (Examples: wages, unemployment, pension, social security, utility allowance, TANF/OWF, child support, etc.).

– Claiming zero income please call and speak to a HEAP Case Manager for further instruction. WMCAP reserves the right to request a most recent IRS tax transcript and/or non-filing statement.

– Social Security cards or birth certificates for all household members regardless of age.

– Copies of both bills for the main heating and electric utility source.

– Proof of disability (if disabled).

– Documentation of Medical eligibility form signed by Doctor or Nurse Practitioner (age 59 and younger).

– Documentation of current Privacy Notice (available at the WMCAP offices).

– Documentation of co-payment if required.

For more information on the Summer Crisis Program in Washington County call: 740-373-3745 and in Morgan County call: 740-962-3827.

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