2015 Emergency Summer Crisis Program continuing

Staff Report

OHIO VALLEY — The Gallia Meigs Community Action Agency continues to assist income eligible residents with the 2015 Emergency Summer Crisis Program. However, Sandra Edwards, Emergency Services Division Director, said that guidelines have changed drastically because of less funding at the state level.

Applicants must be in one of two groups: An income eligible household where the individual has a current qualifying medical statement from your Physician verifying a chronic breathing disorder, or an income eligible household where the applicant is 60 or older.

Required blank medical forms can be picked up at any Community Action Agency office. There are no air conditioners this program year. If you are a PIPP Plus customer, you will not be eligible for any assistance regardless of the situation. If you are a customer of AEP and not on PIPP, or you are a customer of BREC, we may be able to assist you if you meet the other qualifications.

Appointments have been completely booked through Aug. 31. However, the agency will be taking walk-ins Mondays through Fridays as time allows between scheduled appointments.

With no exceptions, eligible clients must bring proof of income (three months/13 weeks) (at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines), names, birthdates and Social Security cards of all household members, birth certificate for applicant, electric bills (must be in applicant’s or spouse’s name) and medical documentation if under 60 years of age.

You must bring documentation or you will not be assisted.

Annual income eligibility for one person in the household is $20,597.50, two people is $27,877.50, three people $35,157.50, four people $42,437.50, five people $49,717.50 , six people $56,997.50, seven people $64,277.50 and eight people $71,557.50.

Staff Report