Seniors and Those With Disabilities Can Apply For LIHEAP

(Undated) -- Eligible seniors and people with disabilities in Fulton County, west central Illinois and the rest of the state may now start applying for winterheating assistance. The state's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, provides grants to qualifying Illinoisans that struggle to keep the heat on each winter. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity spokesperson Dave Roeder says LIHEAP assistance goes straight to your utility company to help pay the bill. To see if you qualify and begin the application process, visit the website:, or call toll free at 1-877-411-WARM.