Summer crisis program to begin

Staff Report

OHIO VALLEY — Gallia Meigs Community Action Agency has received the 2018 Emergency Summer Crisis Program grant for cooling assistance to low income eligible residents.

The program will run beginning July 2, and continue through Aug. 31, or until the funds are depleted.

There will be air conditioners this program year, however our first priority will be assisting with electric bill, (AEP and BREC). Those wishing to receive an air conditioner, must have an appointment and cannot have received one in the last three years. GMCAA has a limited quantity of air conditioners and they go very quickly. Income eligible persons may call to make an appointment for emergency help and air conditioners now. Appointments can be made by calling the toll free number at 1-866-409-1361. Please listen to the entire prompt menu and write down your confirmation number. Without the confirmation number you will not have an appointment.

Eligible applicants can be assisted in two ways which are listed below:

(1) An income eligible household, under 60, where the individual has a current qualifying (chronic) medical condition/breathing disorder, (ex: lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or asthma). It must be verified within the last three months, (you will be required to have a physician documentation statement on your appointment day, which can be picked up at our Cheshire and Middleport offices and taken to your medical doctor before your appointment)

(2) An income eligible household where an household member is 60 or older. No medical statement will be required over the age of 60.

The income eligible household may receive one payment for electric bill up to the current bill or be a first PIPP Plus customer, but not to exceed $300 (AEP) or $500 (BREC) or may repair your central air up to $300 (homeowner only) or a new window unit if there is no central air. If you are in disconnect status, you will be required to pay the difference before we can assist with our maximum payments.

However, a PIPP Plus customer with AEP is not eligible for assistance with the electric bill, but may be eligible for a window unit or central air repair.

Walk-ins will be taken as time allows, Monday through Thursdays, at 8:00am.

You must bring all documentation or you will not be assisted:

· Proof of Gross Income for Everyone in the household for the past month, SSA/SSI/SSDI- Bank Statement or Award Letter PERS/VA/SERS/PENSION- Copy of Award Letter

· If Weekly wages- last 4 pay stubs/ Bi-Weekly wages- last 2 pay stubs, If it doesn’t reflect the last 12 months you will need to bring more documentation) and a completed and signed Employment Verification Form (Appendix VI), which you can pick up at our local offices. If you are a seasonal or self-employed will need the last 12 months.

· College Student- Financial Aid Documents

· OWF/TANF- Print Out of the Last Month or Bank Statement

· social security cards, names and birth dates for everyone in the household

· Current heating bill or statement (Columbia Gas, Propane, Fuel Oil, Coal or Wood)

· Current electric bill (AEP or Buckeye Rural)

· If you pay for health insurance, documented proof for three months, Aflac, AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc.

· Medical card or case number (if applicable)

· Child support, ordered to pay or received- print out (documented proof for the last month, verification of whether receiving or not and if only income must provide.)

· Landlords name, address and phone number (if renting)

· Under 60 needs medical statement dated within the last 3 months, chronic breathing disorder

Annual income eligibility for 1 person in the household is $21,245; 2 persons, $28,805; 3 persons, $36,365; 4 persons, $43,925; 5 persons, $51,485; 6 persons, $59,045; 7 persons, $66,605; and 8 persons $74,165.

Annual income eligibility for PIPP Program for 1 person in the household is $18,210; 2 persons, $24,690; 3 persons, $31,170; 4 persons, $37,650; 5 persons, $44,130; 6 persons, $50,610; 7 persons, $57,090; and 8 persons, $63,570.

Please make sure you provide all required documentation, as we can no longer look up old documents or wait for emails or fax.

Information provided by Gallia Meigs Community Action Agency.

If you are a no show, you will have to reschedule for another appointment or try to be a walk-in. There are no exceptions…..

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