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Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

For Release: 10/09/2013

Heating Season Arrives Soon. Wisconsin Public Service Says Energy Assistance Available

Green Bay, WI – With the heating season upon us, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) reminds qualified low-income customers there are dollars available to help with heating bills. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP and its related services help approximately 225,000 Wisconsin households annually. In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include.

  • Emergency fuel assistance,
  • Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets,
  • Targeted outreach services,
  • Emergency furnace repair and replacement.

Income Guidelines For The 2013-2014 WHEAP Heating Season

Household Size One Month Three Months Annual Income
1 $2,058 $6,173 $24,692
2 $2,691 $8,073 $32,290
3 $3,324 $9,972 $39,887
4 $3,957 $11,871 $47,485
5 $4,590 $13,771 $55,083
6 $5,223 $15,670 $62,680
7 $5,342 $16,026 $64,105
8 $5,461 $16,382 $65,529

WHEAP provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. This program will help to pay a portion of home energy bills for income-eligible customers.

WPS encourages elderly, disabled customers, and other customers meeting the income guidelines to apply for help with the cost of their heating bills. The program runs through May 15, 2014.For more information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program and how and where to apply, please call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947), or visit the "Where to Apply" tab on www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov to find your local energy assistance agency.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Lisa Prunty, Spokesperson
    920-433-1533
     
  • Media Hotline
    800-977-2250