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Berwyn announces energy assistance plan for summer

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:06 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – Customers currently enrolled in or who benefited from the Percentage of Income Payment Plan in the 2013 Program Year are ineligible for Summer Cooling Program assistance.

The Low Income Home Summer Energy Assistance Program is targeted to at-risk households defined as seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children less than 60 months of age as of the date of application, and those with medical conditions that would be aggravated by extreme heat.

Benefits can be provided only to income-eligible households that can be included in one of the following groups:

• Households that contain a member with a medical condition than can be ameliorated by air conditioning, such as asthma, emphysema, coronary disease and terminal illness. Required documentation must include a doctor’s certification letter dated within the last ninety days, stating that the medical condition would be aggravated by extreme heat.

• Households that contain a member that is elderly (age 60 and above)

• Households that contain children younger than 5 years

• Households that contain a member receiving social security disability benefits, or with a pending determination case at the Social Security Administration. Required documentation must include a letter of determination from the Social Security Administration or receipt of Social Security Disability Benefit Statement.

More information is available at 800- 571-2332.

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