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Summer cooling program ends Friday

August 24, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Community Action Council summer cooling program will end Friday, according to Operations Manager Eliza Kelley.

The program provides assistance with electric bills and free air conditioners or fans to qualified residents at or below the 175 percent mark of the federal poverty guidelines.

"Individuals with documentation of a chronic medical condition signed by a licensed physician or registered practitioner no more than 30 days prior to the application date or seniors age 60 or older may qualify to receive assistance with an electric bill or a free air conditioner or fan. The maximum benefit for the summer cooling program is $175," said Kelley.

"Documentation that is required at the time of application is proof of income for all members of the household 18 years of age or older for the past 90 days. The documentation includes pay stubs, copies of Social Security paperwork, award letters or bank statements, alimony, child support, pensions and utility allowances. Social Security cards of all household members, birth certificates and utility bills are necessary when the application is made," continued Kelley.

"Anyone claiming zero income must provide written proof which may include a statement from any individual who is providing financial assistance to the applicant and a statement from the Department of Jobs and Family Services. Applications will not be processed without the necessary documentation. A maximum family income for four people is $41,212.50," Kelley added.

Kelley said interested persons should call the CAC at (740) 282-0971 for an appointment and more details regarding the summer cooling program.

"Appointments will be made in the order we receive the phone calls," said Kelley.

 
 

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