Feb 27, 2014

Winter Crisis, PIPP Plus programs deadline

GREENVILLE – Community Action Partnership is still accepting appointments for the Winter Crisis Program. The Winter Crisis Program, will continue through March 31, or until funds are depleted.

Under the Winter Crisis Program, eligible households may receive a one-time payment of up to $175 for a utility emergency and $750 for bulk fuel. The Winter Crisis funds can pay a customer’s initial payment for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus), a PIPP Plus default, a reconnection fee or a deposit. Users of bulk fuel, propane or bottled gas or solid fuels may also be eligible for assistance. A customer may receive a delivery of fuel if their tank contains 25 percent or less of its capacity.

Income eligibility for the Winter Crisis Program is 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, household income cannot exceed $41,212.50 a year. They must be on PIPP Plus or sign up for PIPP Plus or another payment plan.

Darke County customers may call 548-8143 to make an appointment. Customers may be seen at 1469 Sweitzer St., Greenville. Customers must bring all of the following items to their appointment:

* Social Security cards for all household members;

* Picture ID for the person whose name the account is in;

* Current utility bill/disconnect notice/account number;

* Proof of income received by all household members age 18 or older for the last 13 weeks, including child support, weekly or bi-weekly pay stubs; Social Security, pension, Workers’ Compensation or unemployment benefits.

* Tenant eligibility and rent procedures for those living in HUD housing;

* Financial aid break down and tuition and fee bills for students;

* Landlord’s name and telephone number for renters.

* Any income from odd jobs. If laid off, documentation from the previous employer is required.

If a household is claiming no income for the past three months, then documentation must be provided to show how the household has been supported for the last three months. Anyone providing support for a household must provide a notarized statement of support that specifies the type of support provided, dollar amounts, and the time period of support.

Customers who falsify their account status will not be seen.

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