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Financial assistance for utility bills available through June 30 to low-income families in Illinois

ENGLISH:

Low-income families in the state of Illinois can still apply for financial assistance to help pay for gas or electric bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until June 30, 2021. However, the sooner you apply, the better.

CUB recommends that to avoid misinformation, the most reliable way to get details about LIHEAP benefits is to always use the state of Illinois’ website.

LIHEAP remains available up to 200% of the federal poverty level, and undocumented applicants are welcome. Currently, the LIHEAP system accepts an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in place of a Social Security number (SSN). Even if you don’t have an ITIN, you can still apply. 

To apply for LIHEAP, fill out the r pre-qualification application. Once you fill out your application, your local LIHEAP office will contact you. 

For more information and to learn about other financial assistance programs, visit the state’s Help for Illinois Families website.

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Ayuda económica disponible para familias de bajos ingresos en Illinois hasta el 30 de junio

SPANISH:

Las familias de bajos ingresos en el estado de Illinois, aún pueden solicitar ayuda económica para pagar las facturas, de gas o electricidad, a través del Programa de Asistencia de Energía para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHEAP) hasta el 30 de junio de 2021. Sin embargo, cuanto antes lo solicite, mejor.

CUB recomienda que, para evitar confusiones, la forma más confiable de obtener los detalles sobre los beneficios de LIHEAP, es usar siempre el sitio web del estado de Illinois.

LIHEAP permanece disponible para hasta el 200% del nivel de pobreza federal y los solicitantes que no cuenten con un número de seguro social también son bienvenidos. Actualmente, el sistema LIHEAP acepta un número de identificación personal del contribuyente (ITIN) en lugar de un número de seguro social (SSN). Sin embargo, si el solicitante tampoco cuenta con un ITIN, también podrá calificar para recibir el apoyo económico.

Para pedir la ayuda de LIHEAP, llene la solicitud de precalificación. Una vez que complete su solicitud, una oficina local de LIHEAP se comunicará con usted.

Para obtener más información y conocer otros programas de apoyo económico, visite el sitio web de ayuda para familias de Illinois del estado.

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