NOCAC offers cooling assistance

Staff report

The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is offering the Summer Crisis Program for cooling assistance.

The program can provide a one-time payment toward an electric bill and or an air conditioner or or central air unit repair. It will be held July 1-Aug. 31.

Eligibility requirements include: individuals with a documented medical condition that would benefit from air conditioning or continued electric service, as verified by a licensed physician or a registered nurse practitioner; at least one household member being age 60 or older; applicant’s total household income must be at or below 175 percent of 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

PIPP Plus customers are not eligible for electric bill payment but may qualify for air conditioning, fan or central air unit repair.

Necessary documentation includes proof of all income for the past 90 days, including child support, Social Security benefits, unemployment, and others; both electric and gas heating bills; proof of disability, if applicable; and Social security card and birth dates of all household members.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-844-493-1193; Social Security number and utility account information will be needed at that time.

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Staff report