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How do you apply for emergency heating assistance?

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The application process for emergency heating assistance differs from state to state, but most states require the applicant to apply online, download the application form or visit a county office to fill out the form. Other states mail application forms to households that are eligible for assistance.

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To complete the application form for emergency heating assistance online, visit your state website, and look for the benefits section. Complete the entire application correctly, and submit it to the relevant department. Wait for the department authorities to review your application and determine whether you are eligible for emergency heating assistance.

You may also download the application form, read the instructions carefully and answer all of the questions. Submit the application to the emergency heating certifier in your county. In states such as Ohio, the application form can be mailed to eligible applicants if they provide proof of income for the past 12 months and provide a copy of their recent utility or fuel bill.

In other states, you may obtain the application form by calling a toll-free number to request the form, visiting local community action agencies and local libraries, visiting local utility offices and visiting county departments of job and family services. Most states have an acceptance period and application deadline, and residents must complete the application during this time to get emergency heating assistance during the colder months.

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