HEAP / PIPP PLUS
PERCENTAGE OF INCOME PAYMENT PLAN (PIPP) PLUS
Households enrolled in PIPP should be aware that the program is now 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 $36,375 under the 2015 guidelines and $35,775 under the 2014 guidelines..
To schedule an appointment, to re-certify PIPP Plus or for any services if you are not in disconnect status call Community Action Partnership Preble County at (937) 456-2800..
HEAP Summer Crisis Program
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 licenseed 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.
In order to apply for assistance, customers must provide:
HEAP Winter Crisis Program
The Winter Crisis Program for 2014-2015 ended March 31, 2015.
Through the Winter Crisis Program, eligible households in emergency situations may qualify to receive once per heating season up to $175 for a utility emergency. In addition, those with a 10-day or less supply of bulk fuel may also qualify to receive up to $750 in assistance. The Winter Crisis Funds can pay a customer's initial payment for the Perentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus), a PIPP Plus default, a reconnection fee or a deposit.
Income Eligibility for the Winter Crisis Program is 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a family of four, household income cannot exceed $41,738 a year. They must be on PIPP Plus or sign up for PIPP Plus or another payment plan.
Proof of citizenship or alient 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:
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 housheold member who has income, they must complete the "Zero Income Self-Declaration Section" of the appllcation form. If a household member is receiving help from a non-household member, the application must include a notartized 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 a gift.
Households reporting zero income who were not required to file taxes can request a copy of a "Verification of Non-Filing Status Transcript" 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.
Community Action Partnership