Energy Assistance Available
Under the new eligibility requirements, customers at or below 60 percent of the stateís median income may qualify for WHEAP assistance, including:
Until this winter, eligibility was capped significantly lower, at 150% of the federal poverty level, or $15,600 for a single person. Thus, customers who did not previously qualify for assistance may now be eligible. To determine eligibility, applicants must provide the following to their local social services or Energy Services office:
WHEAP applications are being accepted through May 15, 2010; however, customers are encouraged to apply as early as possible. To begin the energy assistance application process, customers may call (866) 432-8947 (toll free) or visit www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov for more information.