Utility bill assistance available through WEEOC

Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council (WEEOC) Utility Assistance Coordinator Debbie Thies wants to urge income eligible households to apply for utility bill assistance if they have not done so since July 27, 2020. 

Thies noted “COVID-19 has hit our communities very hard and households can reduce their financial energy burden through this program.” 

Households in Jackson, Monroe, Perry and Randolph Counties, who have an account, live at the service address and who have not applied for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) credit should apply quickly. An approved benefit will be paid directly to the household’s utility company or fuel source such as gas, electric, propane, oil and wood. WEEOC can also help with disconnection notices and aid those who are needing support with getting services restored in their name. This year’s program will conclude June 30 or before if funds are exhausted. 

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.