(ATLANTIC) Cass County General Assistance Director Teresa Kanning is encouraging low income individuals to get caught up on their utilities before the Low Income Energy Assistance program begins on October 1st.
Kanning spoke at the Cass County Supervisors meeting this morning and said the program puts a moratorium on individuals having their utilities shut off from October 1st through April 1st. But, if people don’t make their payments during the winter months, then they will get shut off.
“I always, always, always recommend that anybody that is on Low Income Heat Assistance make some payment all year long because that program doesn’t pay for the entire bill, it is only an assistance program,” said Kanning.
Kanning said the LIHEAP program started taking applications on September 1st for those individuals that are disabled or elderly, for everyone else it’s October 1st.
If you are in need of assistance, contact the West Central Community Action Cass County Outreach Office at 243-5421. Or, visit them at 304 Chestnut Street in Atlantic. They are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm.