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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Heating Assistance Funds May Be Gutted

Home Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) May Be Cut 40%

liheapUnless Congress makes changes in the coming days, hundreds of Potter County families enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will see their benefits cut by an estimated 40 percent. The Senate Appropriations Committee is weighing a measure to cut federal funding for the program from $5.1 billion to $3.3 billion. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is opposing the proposal. “Cutting LIHEAP would be devastating to Pennsylvanians already struggling and relying on assistance to stay warm,” Sen. Casey said.

Regardless of the amount of federal funding, applications are now being accepted from Potter County residents for LIHEAP. Grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. To qualify for a cash grant, annual income limits are: one-person household, $17,328; two-person, $23,312; three-person, $29,296; four-person, $35,280.

Those interested in applying should contact the county assistance office to make an appointment. Telephone number is 274-4900 in Potter County. The following information will be required: names, dates of birth and social security numbers of all household members; proof of all income in the household; a copy of a recent heating bill. More information is available at a toll-free phone number, 1-866-857-7095.

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

Congress wants to extend the "Bush tax cuts" for the millionaires and wants to cut LIHEAP by 40 percent.
The results of the election earlier this month are already being felt. Don't blame me. I saw through all of the smoke and mirrors and cast my vote for the PEOPLE not for the ELITE.

Anonymous said...

You have to cut spending somewhere. You know there are people out there that bust their asses everyday at their jobs and just because they make a little to much money they dont qualify for this. Without those people being in debt and having bills the economy would crumble. But the people out there, and im not saying all of them, that dont have jobs and refuse to try to get them get their heat, healthcare, food, WIC, and everything else paid for by the government. Yes it does help some deserving families but it is abused by far more. Why shouldnt they cut spending on something so abused? Why are hardworking people always the ones that are punished regardless of what they make? Just because someone has worked harder to get where they are and makes a over a certain amount they shouldnt get tax cuts to? This country rewards mediocrity anymore and there is no incentive for working hard and trying to pay bills.

Anonymous said...

Our economy was in good shape after the Clinton Administration pulled together responsible Republicans and Democrats in Congress to actually balance the budget. The voters then fell for the GW Bush line and we endured eight years of cutting the taxes on the wealthy and fighting a "war." With the people who could afford to pay taxes getting such a generous break, our deficit kept rolling and rolling zeroes on the counter and look how it screwed up our country. Now some people want to continue that disastrous trend by extending those tax cuts to even more thoroughly bankrupt our country.

Anonymous said...

Whats good for one is good for all... why shouldnt the rich get the tax cuts that the rest of us get? Because they can afford it? So, because they are smart, successful, hardworkers the should be penalized? And no, if you look back the economy was in the black but was taking a downward turn during the Clinton era. Yes the war sped that downward turn up but dont give Clinton any more credit than he deserves.

Anonymous said...

Yo there. Basic Principles of Taxation dating back to Founding Fathers: Taxes should be based on ability to pay. Guys like Bill Gates and others who are way up on the scale actually CRUSADE for the federal government to wake up and stop the bleeding (the gushing blood that the middle class suffers) by reversing the Bush Tax Cuts on those who are very very very very VERY "able to pay" (see above).

Anonymous said...

10:20 you are so right. It doesn't take brains to see who rates in this country. I have worked all my life paid into SS paid taxes. Now I just got notice that my health care is going to cost me 40% more next year. Did my SS go up. NO but did the welfare people get anything cut? No. I need my teeth fixed and new glasses. Can I get them?? No.I can't pay my health care and I do Not have eye care or dentist so what good was it to work all my life??? I believe in taking care of the children of welfarers But let their parents go around with decayed teeth and no glasses like I have to. Let them go and pick up food like flour and sugar and the basics. They are home all day they have time to cook food not use their food stamps for pizza candy and junk food as I ahve seen them do in the grocery lines

Anonymous said...

The government wants to save money. I see so much misuse of welfare. Why do so many business around here have help wanted signs up ????? No one wants to work around here. The government needs to say heres a job your welfares cut.

Anonymous said...

Soooo true 7:54pm, soooo true!!!

Anonymous said...

me and my husband bust are asses
off by working everyday
but when we get layed off from work
we cant get no dam help.what's up with that..but someone on walfere
can get all the help in the world
walfare helps them buy there durgs
and beer and everything elts
i have to go thew drug screening
at work..why not drug screen walfare..people if they are on drugs take them off the walfare line.get them jobs

Anonymous said...

if the The government wants to save money get the walfare people to
work..all they do is sleep all
day and buy there durgs

Anonymous said...

It is time that the working people stand up for their rights. Not go to work for one day you know what that would do to our country. Maybe they would wake up then and give the working people some breaks. Someone told me that they would get fired if they did not show up for work that day and I said why worry about it They can't get anyone to work now days Help wanted at lots of places and they can't find anyone to take the jobs. Wake up working people and lets show them what we can do by not showing up to work for one day. The only thing you can't get people to stick together.CUT WELFARE

Anonymous said...

I work hard and so does my husband. We can barely pay our bills but we are people of faith who believe in the American dream. My job provides health insurance, thank God. But we have had to go without so many things. School clothes shopping is hard when everything we earn goes for groceries, rent, gasoline, electricity and in the winter the gas heating bills take every spare cent and more. Then we really have to really go without. As a family of four we qualify for LIHEAP and without it I just don't know what else we would be able to give up. We are the kind of people who are going to be hurt the most by the cutting of LIHEAP payments as they don't even come close to covering the gas bills but they do help. One of us will probably have to get a second job. When you are discussing this please keep us in mind.

Anonymous said...

10:12 we have you on our mind. It is people like you that need the help and are pushed under the table so the welfare can get their FREE to them heat electric food medical etc. That is plain BS. We do not need welfare for the young that can get off their you know what and go to work. Some of the elderly need some help. Where do the welfare people get the money for smokes and drugs????? They take food out of their childrens months to get what they want. Wrong. I see them buy tons of lottery tickets the first of every month. they are suppose to be buying food and clothes for their kids not tickets smokes beer. Cut the money off and give them food for a month. NO CASH!My heart goes out to 10:12. I wish I could help you. Hang in there.Why do the welfare need any cash ???? their food rent utitlies car medical are all given to them. I see no reason why they need cash.

Anonymous said...

10:12:00 AM
This is what upsets me, these programs were ment for working people raising a family that need a helping hand.

Not the non willing to work that are looking for a hand out, and that is what it has become!!

Maybe our state should change the regulations! Maybe they should only be helping the ones that are working and willing to help themselves then train their employees to make sure these are the only people that get the help from these programs!!!

Anonymous said...

you know this upsets me as well
my husband and i work hard as well
we pay for are gas and elc and rent
and food out of are own pockets
we are lucky if we have$50.00 left over.for the rest of the month
after paying are bills.we even have to pay in taxes at the end of the year.but when i ask for a little help thew the walfare they act like why in the hell are you here.its like if it come's from there pockets..i feel for the working people..