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Westar offers aid on utility program

March 2, 2010

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Lawrence residents who need help paying energy bills can go to Ballard Center on Wednesday and Thursday to see whether they qualify for a federal program.

Westar Energy customer advisers will help residents from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the center, 708 Elm St. They will help determine eligibility for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, a federal program that helps people pay a portion of those bills once a year. People should provide proof of identification and income, and a copy of their utility bill. They also must show they recently paid a bill, which the advisers can look up in their system.

Paul Youk, director of Ballard’s Human Service Programs, said this was the first session he was aware of in which help completing applications was offered. For more information on the program and family eligibility, visit www.srskansas.org/ISD/ees/lieap.htm.

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lindseydoyle 4 years, 1 month ago

LIEAP- 1-800-432-0043; KS-energy-assistance.com

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sunshine06 4 years, 1 month ago

One last thing, you can apply online. But if you need immediate assistance for turn off notice you would need to contact an agency.

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sunshine06 4 years, 1 month ago

The SRS office has the applications for LIHEAP. Here is the website.

http://www.srskansas.org/ISD/ees/energy_main.htm

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Jeremy DeBoard 4 years, 1 month ago

How true Toe. If Westar really wanted to aid people, they would lower their prices.

This does bring up a question for me, though. Where would one normally go to take advantage of this said federal program?

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toe 4 years, 1 month ago

This is funny. Westar does not offer the plan, the government does. Westar is just a beneficiary of the free money. But, like the makers of electric wheelchairs, the company will move heaven and earth to make sure they, I mean you, qualify.

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