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AARP Alert – Rising Heating Costs

Winter Heating Costs Expected to Increase for Older Consumers

Winter heating costs are likely to be higher for older households for the upcoming winter due mainly to lower temperatures. Heating costs will be higher for households heating with fuel oil than for those heating with natural gas or electricity. Winter heating costs are likely to be a greater burden on older low-income households than on similarly aged higher-income households, even though low-income households tend to use less heating fuel than other groups.

Home Heating Help Extended for Low-Income Families

Governor Tom Corbett’s administration today announced that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, will be extended more than two weeks, giving eligible households extra time to seek help paying their winter heating bills.

The federally funded LIHEAP program, which began accepting applications last November, was originally set to end March 31, but the commonwealth’s efficient management of the program has enabled it to be extended through April 15. continue reading>>

Source: Penn Live

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