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 Do you need help paying for Winter Heating bills? HEAP may be able to help you. HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1st.

Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31, 2023. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Anyone age 18 and older may apply for this assistance.  Those 60 & over can get assistance with filling out the application. All heating types are eligible for energy assistance programs – Electric, Wood, Coal, Natural Gas, Propane and Kerosene. 

For more information about HEAP, including a list of required documents, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. To be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider, call (800) 282-0880 (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario 419-524-4144, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.

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