PERCENTAGE OF INCOME PAYMENT PLAN (PIPP) PLUS
Households enrolled in PIPP should be aware that the program is now PIPP Plus. Under PIPP Plus, eligible customers pay six percent of their monthly income or $10 a month, whichever is greater, to both electric and gas utilities. Customers in all-electric homes pay 10 percent or $10, whichever is greater. These payments remain the same for 12 months when the customer's income is reverified.
To be eligible for PIPP Plus, customers must have a household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, that equals an annual income of $36,450.
To schedule an appointment, to re-certify PIPP Plus or for any services if you are not in disconnect status call Community Action Partnership Preble County at (937) 456-2800.
HEAP Winter Crisis Program
Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area and the Ohio Development Services Agency will help eligible Ohioans stay warm during the cold winter months. The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans heating assistance if they are disconnected from their heating source, threatened with disconnection or if they have less than 25 percent supply of bulk fuel. The program continues, through Friday, March 31, 2017.
Since 2011, the Winter Crisis Program has helped more than 3,000 households in Preble County. To qualify for the Winter Crisis Program, a household must be threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel. The household must also have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, this is an annual income of $42,525.
Preble County residents interested in receiving Winter Crisis assistance may be seen at the Community Action Partnership office, 308 Eaton Lewisburg Rd. in Eaton. Customers must bring the following items to their appointment:
Documents that are accepted to prove citizenship/legal residency include: a Social Security Card, birth certificate, U.S. Passport, naturalization paper/certification of citizenship, permanent VISA, and INS ID Card.
Preble County residents may schedule an appointment by calling (937) 456-2800.
For more information about the Winter Crisis Program, call the toll-free hotline at (800) 282-0880, Monday through Friday (hearing impaired customers may dial (800) 686-1557 for assistance) or visit http://development.ohio.gov/is/is_heapwinter.htm.
For more information about energy assistance programs and a list of energy assistance providers, call (800) 282-0880 or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.
HEAP Summer Crisis Program
The Summer Crisis Program, which provides electric bill payment assistance to eligible families, ended Aug. 31. Community Action Partnership will provide assistance to households with incomes at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, this is a yearly household income of $42,525. The maximum benefit amount is $300 for customers of regulated utilities.
Customers currently enrolled in the PIPP Plus Payment Program may not receive a payment from the Summer Crisis Program. Summer Crisis funds may be used for one payment for the current electric bill, or a utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees.
Community Action Partnership and Lowe’s will distribute air conditioners to eligible households who have not received an air conditioner between 2013 and 2015. Households meeting the income guidelines may also qualify for assistance if they have a member age 60 or older.
Individuals with a documented medical condition may be eligible for benefits. They must provide documentation of their condition signed by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner.
Those wishing to apply for the Summer Crisis Program will need to provide:
Preble County residents may make an appointment for the Summer Crisis Program by calling (937) 456-2800.
For more information, call 1-800-282-0880.
Community Action Partnership