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WHEAP Energy Assistance Program

(9/5/12)  The Jackson County Aging/Energy Office has announced that beginning September 10, 2012 they will start scheduling appointments for the 2012-2013 WHEAP Energy Assistance program.  The program runs October 1, 2012 through May 15, 2013. 

Persons wishing to apply for energy assistance may contact the Jackson County Aging/Energy Office at 420 Highway 54 West, P.O. Box 457, Black River Falls for further information and appointment times or call 715-284-4301 ext. 370.

In order to be eligible for energy assistance, households must have an energy burden or be responsible for payment of their heating costs.  Households may also be eligible if heating costs are included in their rental costs.  Both gross income and energy use will be used to determine grants.

Mandatory information from the applicant will include social security cards of all household members, verification of income of all household members for the three months prior to the month of application and verification of fuel and electric cost for the past 12 months.     These verifications are required even though the household may be receiving other types of public assistance such as W-2, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance or SSI. Photo ID is required for new applicants.  You must bring the above information with you to your interview.  If you do not provide this information, your energy assistance grant may be delayed.

Applications for energy EMERGENCIES will be accepted on a 24-hour basis. Jackson County Health and Human Services building is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hour EMERGENCIES should be referred to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 715-284-5357.

 

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