Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
The maximum benefit amounts for the 2021-2022 program year are up to $1,500 for clients with combined wastewater and drinking water utilities. Up to $750 for clients of wastewater utilities and up to $750 for clients of drinking water utilities.
How do I apply?
Who is eligible for LIHWAP?
A household applying for LIHWAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members over the age of 18. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.
For 2021-2022, the income levels are:
|Size of Household||Total Household Income 12 Months||30-Day Income Limit|
For households with more than eight (8) members, add $7,840 for each additional member.
A household applying for LIHWAP must report total gross household income for the past 30 days (12 months preferred) for all members, except wage or salary income earned by dependent minors under 18 years old. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for assistance.
Documentation Needed to Apply
o i.e. Social Security cards, birth certificates
for a minimum of the past 30 days:
o For seasonal or self-employed individuals,
please provide proof of income for 12 months
o Copayment may be required.
All documentation is required each time you apply for services. Failure to submit required documentation could delay processing times.
Contact Columbia Gas to transfer gas services; or Contact Toledo Edison to transfer electric services.
Questions, concerns or complaints regarding your utility bill?
Contact your Public Utility Commission of Ohio.
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