NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Versión Español With cold weather just around the corner, PSE&G reminds customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for the 2016- 2017 heating season. LIHEAP is a program run by the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that helps low-income residents with their heating and medically-necessary cooling bills.
"We want to spread the word that there is help available for low income families who struggle to pay their utility bills," said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G's Vice President of Customer Operations. "Under LIHEAP, those who are income eligible may receive an average of $300 toward their heating bills." LIHEAP eligibility is based solely on last month's household gross income and household size. To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant's household gross income must meet monthly income guidelines listed on the chart below. For example, a family of four with a monthly income of $4,050 or less per month may be eligible and should apply. LIHEAP To receive LIHEAP assistance, customers may pay their heating costs directly, pay their landlord according to their usage, or have their heating included in their rent. Homeowners and those who rent are both eligible and should apply.