Louisville's Heating and Energy Assistance Program Early Registration Opens For Elderly and Disabled

Early registration for the elderly and disabled has begun for Louisville's Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP.

The program helps eligible residents pay a portion of their energy bills during the cold weather months. It'll open in November to any households with incomes at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty line, said Debbie Belt, a spokeswoman for the city's community and revitalization department.

Throughout October, the city department will visit 17 sites to help register eligible residents for LIHEAP.

Applicants must be willing to provide the following: - Picture ID for head of household (if available). - Proof of all household income for the preceding month (food stamp award letter, pay stubs, etc.). - All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income must have a Proof of No Income form completed prior to applying for benefits.

Forms available at the CAP office, 810 Barret or click this link - LIHEAP/Utility Assistance. Social Security card(s) or official documentation with social security number(s) or Permanent Resident Card Number(s) for everyone living in the household. - Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in the rent (i.e. lease agreements).