Americans can apply for a relief check for up to $1,800 on utility bills — how to apply and who is eligible

MONEY can be applied for — and you should participate in a utility worth up to $1,800 if you qualify.

This applies to Washington DC homeowners who have defaulted on either mortgages or utility bills.

The support is worth between $250 and $1,800

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Under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), eligible residents can receive a one-time payment of between $250 and $1,800.

The money serves as an energy support benefit.

Who is Eligible?

According to DC’s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), there are income restrictions.

Depending on the size of the household, it must not have exceeded the following values ​​from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

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  • Single household: $42,920
  • Household of two: $56,126
  • Three-person households: $69,332
  • Household of four: $82,538
  • Household of five: $95,744
  • Household of six: $108,950
  • Household of seven: $111,426
  • Household of eight: $113,902

And here are the maximum earnings effective between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

  • Single household: $47,437
  • Household of two: $62,033
  • Three-person households: $76,629
  • Household of four: $91,225
  • Household of five: $105,821
  • Household of six: $120,417
  • Household of seven: $123,153
  • Household of eight: $125,890

According to the DOEE, the exact amount of the benefit relates not only to income, but also to the “heating source and the type of dwelling”.

To claim your money, you must fill out an application along with copies of your most recent utility bills, photo ID, proof of household income, and social security cards for everyone in your household.

How to apply

Applications can be completed online or downloaded and submitted by mail.

You must provide personal information, including social security numbers, primary heating source, and household information.

If you apply by post, you must send it to the following address:

Attn: Utility Affordability Administration

1200 First Street NE, 5th floor

Washington D.C., 20002

It is unclear if there is a specific deadline for applying.

The DOEE did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.

You may be eligible for assistance in your state

Also, remember that LIHEAP is a federal program — so you may be eligible for help with energy bills if you’re struggling elsewhere.

Exact income parameters and other eligibility guidelines may vary by state.

For example, in New York, the monthly income of a household of four may not exceed $5,249 in 2021-2022.

You can find information about your state’s program by searching the Department of Health and Human Services map.

In addition, new plans from the Biden administration aim to cut energy bills by up to 50% for millions of Americans.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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