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Kansas residents to receive energy help

July 15, 2013

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— Eligible Kansas residents will receive additional assistance through a state program to help them pay their summer utility bills.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families says that low-income residents who received assistance during the winter months to help will receive a supplemental payment of approximately $103.

Those checks would be on top of average payment of $386 issued to 48,000 residents this winter through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the extra financial assistance helps residents stay safe from extreme heat. She says the funds are in the process of being distributed.

The program is provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is available for qualifying residents with disabilities, older adults and families with children.

Comments

tomatogrower 1 year, 5 months ago

And if they raise the rates like Westar has proposed, then there will be more people needing help. We taxpayers have to pay more in taxes, so big business doesn't have to pay taxes, and now we will subsidize their energy. Kansas just keeps getting classy (sarcasm alert).

Ron Holzwarth 1 year, 5 months ago

It would be interesting to see a source for your claim that the smart meters last a maximum of five years. That stretches my credibility, because almost all electronic devices last much longer than five years today.

And, I like getting an email every week detailing my energy use and the accrued amount of my bill weekly, instead of getting a surprise at the end of the month.

jackpot 1 year, 5 months ago

My email shows the same week for the last three weeks.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 5 months ago

I love the Internet. I get the weekly e-mail as well as electronic billing and paying. I am also on the average payment plan, I think that is what they call it, where you pay the same amount every month. It is averaged from the previous years usage. That way I always know how much I have to pay. I admit that I do like being cool and comfortable in the summer. Old people can't regulate their body temperatures very well, you know. :-)

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