Energy Assistance Program-Specialized Programs


There are three specialized programs, Crisis Intervention, Fast-Track, and the Arrearage Payment Program which are available year round or until funding is exhausted. 

 

Crisis
 

 

The Crisis Intervention Program assists households with a chronic or long term illness, that pay out of pocket medical expenses and whose gross annual income exceeds 150 percent of poverty. Allowable qualifying expenses have to reduce the annual income to at or below 150 percent of poverty. Qualifying expenses must be supported by valid and verifiable documentation.

     

    Fast Train
     

     

     The Fast-Track Program provides expedited application processing to eligible households whose energy source is in danger of being interrupted. Specific eligibility criteria must be met to qualify. In addition to other qualifying criteria, the household must have experienced an unexpected loss or reduction of income during the last 2 to 5 months that equals at least 15 percent of the gross household income.

       

      Pas-Due-Bills
       

       

       The Arrearage Payment Program provides one-time assistance to qualified households to bring past due charges on their heating and/or cooling bills current, when funding is available. The request for arrearage assistance may be made at, or following, the date of request for a regular annual benefit. A household's annual income may not exceed 150 percent of poverty and the household must have paid at least 2.59 percent of their current income toward the arrearage during the 12 months in which the arrearage occurred.

       

        For more information on these Specialized Programs please contact the local  EAP Office .

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