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Sep 24

ENERGY ASSISTANCE (2009)

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:04 pm

Wisconsin’s Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. The program is operated by local social and human service agencies. For most families, the heating/electrical assistance payment will be sent directly to the fuel supplier. The amount of the heating/electrical assistance benefit varies according to household size, income level, and household heating cost. You will receive a notification from the Division of Energy Services informing you of your benefit amount. Your vendor will credit the amount to your account.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance (WHEAP) Heating Assistance is a one-time payment each heating season (October 1 through May 15). It is intended to help pay a portion of heating costs and does not pay the total annual heating cost.

Many households will be eligible to receive a payment for non-heating electric energy costs through funding provided by the State’s Public Benefits Program. The non-heating electric payment will be sent directly to your electric provider.

WHEAP Crisis Assistance can provide emergency and non-emergency services. Households without heat, with a disconnect notice, or nearly out of heating fuel with no way to pay for heating needs, may be eligible for Emergency Crisis Assistance.

Weatherization helps homeowners and renters reduce energy use while increasing comfort in their homes. This program is operated by a local community agency. Depending on the results of a home audit, homes may receive one or more of a variety of energy efficiency measures.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE?

You may be eligible for WHEAP and Weatherization services if your gross income for the last three months is less than the amount shown below for your family size.

Family size—————–3 month family income
1—————————-$5,859
2—————————-$7,661
3—————————-$9,464
4—————————-$11,267
5—————————-$13,069
6—————————-$14,872
7—————————-$15,210
8—————————-$15,548

Add approximately $400 for each additional person beyond 8.

Contact your economic support case manager for more information.

If you do not have an economic support case manager, contact: (920) 459-3207

Visit the energy assistance website for further information: Energy Assistance Website or via phone: 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947)