CAA accepting HEAP applications

LISBON — The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County is taking applications for State HEAP and Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus) at our local office located at 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon. Neither program will offer immediate assistance with utility bills.

Applications for State HEAP are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout Columbiana County. For more information on State HEAP, call 1-800-282-0880.

If a household does not bring the required information to complete the application, they will be required to schedule another appointment or bring the information back during walk-in hours.

The programs are income based and applicants must bring the following items to their appointment: social security cards or birth certificates for everyone in the household, proof of any child support paid or received, and proof of gross income for the last 90 days or twelve months (if a year to date is needed) for all members of the household. Proof of income may include the following: pay stubs for the last 90 days, unemployment, proof of Social Security benefits, pension, cash assistance, self employment records (IRS form 1040 with schedule C/CZ), utility subsidy, and odd jobs.

Any information provided by clients will be retained and may be shared with the utility company.

Households with a member who is classified as permanently and totally disabled must provide proof at the time of the interview.

For more information, call 330-424-4013. For detailed guidelines visit http://www.caaofcc.org/HEAP.htm

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