TAHLEQUAH—The United Keetoowah Band LIHEAP is switching to winter heating after Oct. 1, 2013.
This means that LIHEAP can assist with gas, propane, wood and electric only if the house is all-electric.
The qualifications remain the same as the summer program. This is a federal program so all documents are needed for this service—three paystubs, Workforce registration if unemployed and over 18, social security cards for everyone in household, photo ID and address verification.
If the applicant receives LIHEAP from DHS, then they do not qualify for LIHEAP from the UKB.
Also, the utility bill must be in the UKB member’s name.
The UKB Human Services Department is seeking wood vendors for the winter. Interested parties need to contact Human Services for an application.
The Human Services Department takes General Assistance applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Tahlequah office.
This program is for those having a hardship from the loss of a job or those unable to work due to documented health related reasons. The household must have zero income to be eligible.
For more information, call Human Services Director Carrie Haney at 918-456-8698.