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County, state help with heating bill

Agencies expect increase in assistance recipients this winter

Energy assistance eligibility requirements

You may qualify for the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program if:

■ You are a U.S. citizen or a legal resident of Colorado.

■ You pay heating costs directly to an energy provider or you pay the cost of heating your home with your rent.

■ Your gross monthly household income falls within the guidelines set annually and posted Nov. 1 of each year. “Household” means the people who live with you and for whom you as applicant are financially responsible. The maximum gross monthly income is based on 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Household size, Maximum Gross Monthly Income

1, $1,670

2, $2,246

3, $2,823

4, $3,400

5, $3,976

6, $4,553

7, $5,129

8, $5,706

Add $577 for each additional person