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HEAP Summer Crisis Application Day

  • Euclid Chardon Road

Service Description

You may be eligible for some relief on your summer cooling bill. The Summer Crisis Program is a special component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and provides cooling assistance for seniors and those with qualifying medical conditions with limited income. The program runs from July 1 through September 30 and applies to electric utilities or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. What are the benefits? One-time payment assistance to be put towards your electric bill payment; or air conditioning unit (limited number of units available). Who is eligible? Applicants must have a household income at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines to receive the benefit and meet one of the following criteria: Have a member of the household who is at least 60 years old; or A member who has an illness that would benefit from assistance, verified by physician documentation. Where can I apply? Unlike HEAP, applicants must apply for the Summer Crisis Program through the Lifeline Energy Assistance Office. You may schedule an appointment by contacting the Lifeline appointment line at 440-381-8230. Their office is located at 8 N. State Street; Suite 300. For more information, please contact Lifeline at 440-3509160 or the Lake County Council on Aging at 440-205-8111. A representative from Lifeline will also be at some of the senior centers to help seniors apply for the program. Appointments are required and are limited. Please contact the designated senior center (see chart below) directly to schedule a time. The last appointment for each day will be noon. What do I need to bring? In order to complete your application, it is necessary that you bring the following documentation to your scheduled appointment: Photo I.D. Copies of your most recent energy bills. A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member. Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members. Proof of disability (if applicable). Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60).

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Contact Details

  • 7900 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH, USA


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