November 02, 2015 9$67,575 2$23,895 4$36,375 1$17,655 Governor Wolf Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season 7$55,095 3$30,135 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Maximum Income # # # 5$42,615 Household Size 6$48,855 10$73,815 8$61,335 Government That Works, Human Services, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown to kick off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2015-16 season.Representatives from PPL Electric Utilities and UGI Utilities Inc. also participated in the event, held at Hamilton Health Center in Harrisburg. Dauphin County Assistance Office employees were on hand to enroll individuals in need of support.“This federally-funded program provides a basic human need — a warm place to live – for thousands of Pennsylvanians during the colder months,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud to participate in the start of the 2015-16 LIHEAP season, so that we can begin enrolling those low-income families, seniors, and children before the cold kicks in.”LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. It’s available to renters and homeowners. Crisis and regular LIHEAP grants begin Nov. 2, 2015 through April 1, 2016.“LIHEAP helped approximately 400,000 Pennsylvania households stay warm during last winter, including hundreds of thousands homes with older Pennsylvanians, children, and individuals who live with a disability,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “We encourage anyone who needs help with their heating bills to apply before the worst of the winter weather arrives and be prepared.”Online applications can be completed by visiting COMPASS. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.“Every year, as part of the PUC’s effort to help consumers prepare for winter weather and higher heating bills, we focus on LIHEAP,” said PUC Chair Gladys Brown. “This program is one of a number available for those struggling to pay their bills and keep their homes warm.”In preparation for the LIHEAP season, DHS in collaboration with the regulated utilities that operate in Pennsylvania implemented a program to help households with their past-due utility bills. The program was funded with $2.2 million from the 14-15 LIHEAP year. To date, DHS has issued 9,105 supplemental crisis grants totaling over $1.8 million to resolve the then-pending crisis.“The department is committed to making sure every Pennsylvania family has a safe and healthy winter,” continued Secretary Dallas.At the event, Chairman Brown also encouraged consumers to “Prepare Now” for winter heating bills by:Learning more about conservation;Checking electric and natural gas bills and supplier contracts;Using PA Power Switch and PA Gas Switch to shop for services;Looking into programs that help low-income customers maintain service; andExploring other steps to reduce long-term heating and energy consumption.Consumers interested in more information about these important programs can visit the PUC website and click on the “Prepare Now” link; follow social media messages that contain the #PrepareNow tag; or call the PUC at 1-800-692-7380.For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit EnergySavers.gov.For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit the Department of Human Services website.Eligibility for the 2015-16 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines. The chart below shows the maximum income allowed for eligibility based on household size.Each additional person in the household adds $6,240 to the maximum income allowed for eligibility.
The time in Cincinnati did not go well for Wood. He suffered a back in jury during spring training and did not make his debut for the Reds until the end of July. In all, he made just seven starts last season, going 1-3 with a 5.80 ERA.Wood joins recently-signed right-hander Jimmy Nelson as low-cost options at the back of the Dodgers’ starting rotation who will have to prove they can recapture their pre-injury form. Nelson underwent shoulder surgery in 2017, missed all of the 2018 season and pitched just 22 innings in the majors last season.The front three of the rotation is settled with Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Kenta Maeda. Young left-hander Julio Urias is expected to take the fourth spot but will likely have some innings limits. Wood, Nelson, Ross Stripling, Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin will compete for the fifth spot in the rotation with bullpen roles also possible. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Re-acquiring one of their former players is becoming a winter tradition for the Dodgers.Following on the heels of Matt Kemp’s return (before the 2018 season) and Russell Martin’s comeback tour (last year), the Dodgers have reached agreement with free-agent left-hander Alex Wood. Wood signed a one-year contract with a reported $4 million base salary and incentives that could take it to $10 million.Wood, who turned 29 years old Sunday, spent parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, going 31-20 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. His best season was 2017 when he made the All-Star team while going 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA.Last winter, Wood was sent to the Cincinnati Reds along with Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in a trade that cleared salary from the Dodgers’ payroll and also brought prospects Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs into the Dodgers’ farm system. Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire