A Kansas agency is accepting online
applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program in
advance of the annual processing period.
Residents seeking help with winter heating bills can apply
online now or submit a paper form from Jan. 13 to March 31.
The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services says online
applications won't be processed until starting Jan. 13, but getting
them in early will help recipients get benefits sooner.
The program provides an annual benefit for qualifying
households, primarily helping people with disabilities, the elderly
and families with children. Last year nearly 51,000 households
received an average benefit of roughly $715.
Anyone receiving SRS benefits will automatically receive an
application packet in the mail by Jan. 13.
The website to apply is www.ks-energy-assistance.com.