LANSING — Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit only have a month left to apply for assistance, said Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. The deadline to apply for the credit is Friday, Sept. 30.
“Cold weather is right around the corner,” Jones said. “The Home Heating Credit is available to low-income residents who may have difficulty keeping their house warm this winter. If you’re eligible, I encourage you to apply for this vital assistance.”
According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, eligible individuals must maintain their homestead in Michigan, must own or rent the home in which they live, and for the standard allowance, their income must fall with certain limits.
For example, a single person must have an annual income of $11,929 or less to qualify. The income limit increases $4,114 for each additional exemption. Special exemptions are available for individuals who are deaf, blind, disabled or over the age of 65.
Designed to help low-income Michigan families with the cost of heating their homes, the Home Heating Credit is federally funded through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
For the application form, visit the Michigan Department of Treasury website at: www.michigan.gov/taxes, or call (517) 636-4486.
Additional information is available at the Energy Assistance Programs website at: http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance.