Skip to comments.Christie Administration Announces Release of Supplemental Home Energy Assistance Benefits
Posted on 07/24/2014 5:08:09 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
The Christie Administration today announced that approximately 267,273 households throughout New Jersey receiving home energy assistance through the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will soon receive supplemental benefits.
I am pleased that my administration will be able to help New Jersey families this year by providing additional benefits to eligible households to help them pay their home heating bills for the current winter season, said Governor Christie.
Eligible households do not need to reapply for the program to receive supplemental benefits. The benefits are available because LIHEAP funding for the year increased beyond the original projection provided by the federal government.
To be eligible for USF, a household gross income must be at or below 175% of the federal poverty level, and pay more than 3% of its annual income for electric, or more than 3% for natural gas.
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Some environmentalists call these benefits “subsidies for the oil and gas industry.” Next time you meet an environmentalist saying that we should end subsidies to the oil and gas industry, ask them if they think we should end home heating energy assistance for the poor who heat their homes with oil or natural gas.