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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging Energy Assistance

Home energy costs particularly affects Ohioans on fixed or low incomes. The Department of Aging partners with the Ohio Development Services Agency, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to provide programs and information to help eligible older Ohioans meet the rising cost of energy.

Energy Assistance Programs sponsored by the Ohio Development Services Agency help low-income Ohioans of all ages deal with the high costs of heating or cooling their homes.

  • Home Energy Assistance Program - HEAP helps low-income Ohioans of all ages pay heating and cooling bills.
  • Emergency HEAP - Emergency HEAP assists households that have had their utilities disconnected, face disconnection, or that have a 10-day supply (or less) of bulk fuel.
  • Percentage of Income Payment Plan - PIPP is an extended payment plan for qualifying customers that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of household income.
  • Home Weatherization Assistance Program - HWAP helps qualifying low-income homeowners and renters reduce energy consumption while increasing the comfort of their homes.

For more information on these programs, call toll-free 1-800-282-0880, visit the HEAP page at the Ohio Development Services Agency, or contact your Area Agency on Aging.

Telephone Assistance - the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio operates the Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program to help make basic local telephone service more affordable for income-eligible Ohioans. The discount can be applied to home or mobile service.

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