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BSACAP to start LIHEAP pre-registration for elderly and disabled on Oct. 23

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Big Sandy Area Community Action Program (BSACAP) is offering pre-registration for the Subsidy portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The pre-registration will begin on Monday, October 23, and last until November 6.

BSACAP Executive Director James Michael Howell said pre-registration should prove beneficial to customers.

“The elderly and the disabled have less mobility and it’s harder for them to stand in long lines,” Howell explained. “Pre-registration should cut down on those long lines and help more people access the services.”

Howell added, “We want to stress that, although we’re offering the pre-registration, no applications will be approved until Monday, November 6, the first day of the Subsidy component. No vouchers will be sent to vendors until after November 6st.”

Pre-registration is available to applicants who receive a fixed income and are either 60 years of age and above or who have disabilities. 

To be eligible to pre-register, applicants must bring proof they are receiving disability benefits and/or are at least 60 years of age and on a fixed income.

In addition, to qualify for the Subsidy component of LIHEAP, applicants must present the following:

• Most recent heating bill or proof that heating expenses are included in rent (for example: lease agreement or rent contract);
• Proof of physical address – bring metered utility bill;
• Proof of household income for prior month;
• Birthdates for all household members;
• Social security card or official documentation with social security numbers for each member of household. 

Applicants must apply in their county of residence. Applications will be taken at the following BSACAP service offices from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

• Floyd County
60 Court Street, Allen
606-874-3595

• Johnson County
230 Court Street, Paintsville
606-789-6515

• Magoffin County
131 Church Street, Salyersville
606-349-2217

• Martin County
387 E. Main Street, Inez
606-298-3217

• Pike County
478 Town Mountain Road, 
Pikeville
606-432-2775

All other applicants may begin applying for Subsidy on Monday, November 6, through Friday, December 15. As in past years, applications will be taken alphabetically, according to the applicant’s last name.

LIHEAP, a national energy assistance initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is funded in Kentucky by the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Community Action Kentucky.

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a vast array of services, such as employment and training assistance, weatherization of homes, and area Head Start programs, in order to assist individuals and families in obtaining self-sufficiency. To learn more about BSACAP and their programs, visit www.bsacap.org or call the service office in your county.   

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