MOUNT VERNON — The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Summer Crisis Program will end Aug. 31.

This program will assist households with a resident age 60 and older or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. Conditions can include lung disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or asthma. Benefits may include payment toward their electric bill or assistance applied toward central air conditioning repair costs, a benefit of utility assistance of one payment for the current electric bill, total amount due, first PIPP Plus enrollment, utility account deposit, transfer of service, or disconnect fees.

Benefit assistance is available up to $300 for customers of regulated utilities, and up to $500 for customers on un-regulated utilities. Qualifying households may also be eligible for an air conditioner and/or fan, if the household has not received this benefit in the past three years. PIPP customers are not eligible for utility assistance. Households do not have to be in disconnect status, however, those in disconnect status must receive utility assistance before additional benefits will be considered and cannot exceed total maximum allowable benefit.

Income documentation must be presented for all household members 18 or older. Income guidelines are based at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment phone the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC office at 740-397-0378.


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