Fulton County Health Department Scheduling Appointments For LIHEAP

(Canton, IL) -- The Fulton County Health Department is scheduling appointments for the LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program. The LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program is targeted to at-risk households and the programs is available through July 23rd, or until funding is exhausted. PIPP or Percentage of Income Payment Plan electric accounts do not qualify for cooling assistance. Benefits can be provided only to income-eligible households that can be included in one of the following groups: Households that contain a member with a medical condition that can be ameliorated by air conditioning, such as asthma, emphysema, respiratory allergies, coronary disease and terminal illnesses. Required documentation must include a doctor's certification letter dated within the last ninety days, stating that the medical condition would be aggravated by extreme heat. Households that contain a member that is elderly, age 60 and above. Households that contain children age 5 and under. There are other qualifications as well. For more information, contact the Fulton County Health Department, Room 104, 700 East Oak Street in Canton by calling 1-309-647-1134, extensions 275, 278 or 245.