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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.

More Funds Available for LIHEAP to Help Low-Income PA Residents Pay Home Heating Bills

HHS recently announced an increase in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), bringing the national total of available funds to $3.9 billion. Pennsylvania will receive a total of $267,652,343 for the program, which is the second largest allocation for a U.S. state after New York. LIHEAP helps qualified low-income families and individuals pay for home energy and heating needs. For more information about LIHEAP in Pennsylvania, CLICK HERE>>

Source: PCA News Bulletin / U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – HHS

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