WOCAP providing assistance with utility bills


LIMA — The West Ohio Community Action Partnership provides assistance with utility bills through March 31 in Allen, Auglaize and Mercer counties.

The Winter Crisis Program can provide help for those who have had their gas or electric shut off or have a disconnect notice and bulk customers who have 25 percent or less in their fuel tanks. The program can also help with coal and wood.

To be eligible, families must reside in Allen, Auglaize or Mercer counties and have a household income at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Income for a family of four could be $43,050 per year. Visit wocap.org for information on income levels.

Information required at an appointment includes a current electric and gas bill, regardless of account status; Social Security numbers of all household members; current income documentation for all household members for the past 13 weeks; and proof of disability if disabled.

For information, call 419-227-2586.

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