Gas heating bills are expected to be high this year. Pennsylvanians can apply for heating assistance

Written by on October 25, 2021

Gas heating bills are expected to be high this year. Pennsylvanians can apply for heating assistance

By Laura Benshoff / Keystone Crossroads

October 25, 2021

Photo from a Dec. 17 2020 snowstorm. This is a photo from the West End of Allentown. Photo| Ben Stemrich / WLVR

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gas heating bills are expected to be high this year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Pennsylvanians can apply for heating assistance to help with those costs.

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, provides a one-time cash grant of up to $1,500 to help cover winter utility costs.

If you live alone and make less than about $19,000, you qualify. That number is $39,750 dollars for a household of four.

This winter is expected to be colder than the last few years, based on forecasting from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

On top of that, the price of natural gas and heating oil have climbed in recent months. 

For more information, reach out to your local county assistance office or visit Compass.state.pa.us.

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