Each Indiana county is divided into cities.
Township trustees are elected officials who, among other duties, are responsible for the welfare (poverty relief) of township residents.
This may include assistance with food, shelter, utilities (does not pay deposits, re-connection fees or penalties), clothing, household goods, medical services and funeral expenses.
Each municipal administrator has different guidelines based to some extent on standards set by the State.
Requirements: Indiana photo ID for anyone in the household older than 18 years, Social Security card, birth certificate, VISA, green card (not expired) and/or resident immigration card, copy of the lease, and disconnect energy bill.
Each person in the family needed to provide the same level of identification.
To ask for help, call the trustee of the Township.
In more populated townships, the trustee may have staff to assist in the application process.
Others will handle it themselves.
Applicants may be asked to provide documentation such as income and bills. If denied services, the applicant must receive a PR-1A form stating the reason for the denial.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year.
To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.
You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.
|Persons In Family||Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)|
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
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