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Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday

Telephone: (207) 338-3025 or 1-800-498-3025

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The Outreach/Referral office may be able to provide support services to maintain your independent living. Please refer to the information below for an explanation of what programs we offer. These programs are targeted to low-income Waldo County homeowners and renters.

Reminder:

The WCAP fuel assistance office will begin taking appointments on September 2, 2014. Please call 1-800-498-3025 or 338-3025 to set up an appointment. The fuel assistance office is located in the Belfast Center at 9 Field Street, Suite 203 in Belfast, Maine.

FUEL ASSISTANCE

(Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Fuel Assistance will start accepting appointments to apply starting September 2, 2014.


What is it?

LIHEAP is a federally funded program to help eligible low-income households pay a portion of their home energy or heating bills. Fuel assistance benefits can only be used for fuel delivered to heat your home. LIHEAP will pay directly to your contracted vendor.


What is my eligibility based on?

  • Total gross income
  • Geographic area
  • Energy bills
  • Household size
  • Fuel type (electricity, natural gas, heating oil,
  • propane, wood)


    How do I get it?

    You need to make an appointment with the Outreach/Referral office and then fill out an application. This season, applications will be taken from September 2, 2014 to April 30, 2015. You are responsible for bringing the following documents with you to your appointment:


  • Recent copy of you utility bills
  • Proof of gross income for the past 3 to 12 months

  • (i.e. wages, social security, unemployment, pension,

    disability, etc.)

  • Names, birth dates, and social security numbers
  • for all household members

  • Energy vendor name and your account number
  • If renting, name and contact of your landlord
  • EMERGENCY FUEL ASSISTANCE

    (Energy Crisis Intervention Program A)


    LIHEAP eligible households may qualify for emergency assistance in the form of a payment to utility or fuel delivery companies if you have less than 1/8 of a tank of fuel or are in danger of having utility services disconnected when electricity is needed to operate your heating system.

    ELECTRIC LIFELINE PROGRAM

    (Low-Income Assistance Program)


    LIAP/ELP may be available to low-income households who receive residential electric service. The household must have qualified for fuel assistance within the current year and meet other eligibility criteria. Individuals residing in subsidized housing do not qualify. Benefit amounts will vary depending on the program being offered by the customers utility.

    TELEPHONE LIFELINE PROGRAM

    (TLP)


    Applicants who are fuel assistance eligible within the current year may qualify to choose one of the two TLP options. Only one allowed per household.


    What are my options?

    Option #1Receive a monthly credit on basic landline telephone service or a telephone installation for $10.00

    Option #2Receive a free Tracfone/Safelink with 250 minutes a month

    WCAP

    9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    Phone: (207) 338-6809