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Heating bill assistance still available

Statement issued Tuesday:

CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) still has funds available for its Energy Assistance Program (EAP), available in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.

Applicants must meet income levels:

•One-person household – No more than $16,245 annually.

•Two-person household – No more than $21,855 annually.

•Three-person household – No more than $27,465 annually.

•Four-person household – No more than $33,075 annually.

•Add $5,610 for each additional family member.

At all locations, you must bring with you:

•Documentation of household gross income (payroll check stubs, letter from employer, award letters, unemployment, and child support) for the past 12 months for everyone in the household 18 years of age and older.

•If anyone 18 or older in the household has no income, he or she must obtain a wage history statement from the local WorkOne office.

•Current heating and light bills at current residence.

•Social Security numbers for everyone in the household.

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay a portion of a client’s heating bills during the winter months. The program also provides fans, air conditions, or utility bill credits during summer months, depending on a family’s situation. Last year, CANI helped more than 14,000 families with their utility bills.

CANI helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. For more information about CANI and the services provided, see

To make an appointment, call CANI at 423-3546 or (800) 589-2264.

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