Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fuel Assistance Available to NorCo Seniors

Exec Lamont McClure and the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging will begin the Emergency Fuel Assistance Program on Nov 1. This program is for once-a-season fuel assistance of $380.

“Last winter was brutal, especially for people who had to struggle to pay the costs of heating their homes,” says Lamont McClure. “I would encourage any eligible senior to sign up for the Emergency Fuel Assistance Program. No one should be without heat when the weather turns
bad.”

In order to be eligible, an individual needs to be 60 years of age or older, reside in Northampton County, and have already applied for and received or been denied Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefits. Their fuel tank needs to be at 1/8 full or
less and, for non-oil heat, the individual must have received a shut-off notice.

Referrals can be called in to Northampton County Information & Referral 610-559-3270.

When a referral is received, a Northampton County Area Agency on Aging Caremanager will contact the individual to determine eligibility.

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