HEAP / PIPP PLUS
Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP PLUS)
Under PIPP Plus, eligible customers pay six percent of their monthly income or $10 a month, whichever is greater, to both electric and gas utilities. Customers in all-electric homes pay 10 percent or $10, whichever is greater. These payments remain the same for 12 months when the customer's income is reverified.
To be eligible for PIPP Plus, customers must have a household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, that equals an annual income of $35,775..
Contact Community Action Partnership at (937) 548-8143 to make an appointment at the Darke County office, 1469 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio. A limited number of walk-in customers will be seen.
HEAP Winter Crisis Program
The Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area will again provide emergency energy payment assistance this winter for eligible households. The Winter Crisis Program begins Saturday, Nov. 1 2014, and continues through Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 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 $41,737.50 a year. They must be on PIPP Plus or sign up for PIPP Plus or another payment plan.
Proof of citizenship or alien status is required for the primary applicant. United States citizens will be eligible by providing a birth certificate, baptismal record, or U.S. passport. Those born outside the United States, naturalized citizens or aliens must provide one of the following:
Darke County customers may call (937) 548-8143 to make an appointment to re-certify their PIPP Plus status and apply for the Winter Crisis Program. 2014–2015 Utility Payment Assistance Applications are available here.
Customers may be seen at 1469 Sweitzer Street in Greenville. Customers must bring all of the following items to their appointment.
If a household member or head of household states they have no income and are being supported by another household member who has income, they must complete the “Zero Income Self-Declaration Section” of the application form. If a household member is receiving help from a non-household member, the application must include a notarized letter from that person stating how much and how often money is provided, how the bill is paid, and if the money is a loan or gift.
Households reporting zero income who were not required to file taxes can request a copy of a “Verification of Non-Filing Status Transcript” here, by calling 1-800-829-1040, or faxing 1-859-669-3592.
All applications are subject to random audit for accuracy and truthfulness. For more information about the Winter Crisis Program, go here or call 1-800-282-0880.
HEAP Summer Crisis Program
The Summer Crisis Program, which provides electric bill payment assistance to eligible families, will begin Tuesday, July 1 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 31, or until funds are depleted. Community Action Partnership will provide assistance to households with incomes up to 175 percent of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Yearly household income for a family of four may not exceed $41,737.50. The maximum benefit amount has increased this year from $175 to $350.
Summer Crisis funds may be used for customers enrolling in PIPP Plus for the first time, or for those customers in PIPP Plus default status. These customers, ages 18-59 are eligible for payment assistance and/or an air conditioner if the household has not received an air conditioner in the last three years.
They must also have a documented medical condition to qualify for assistance. The medical condition must be verified by a licensed physician or registered nurse practitioner’s document which states, “Due to an illness, this client would benefit from continued electric service and/or air conditioning.”
Households meeting the income guidelines may also qualify for assistance if they have a member age 60 or older. No medical documentation is required.
Those wishing to apply for the Summer Crisis program will need to provide:
To make an appointment, Darke County residents may call (937) 548-8143.
Community Action Partnership