Green: Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching

LANSING—Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit have less than two weeks left to apply for assistance, said state Sen. Mike Green.

The deadline to apply for the credit is Monday, Sept. 30.

“Michigan’s cold winter is only a few short months away,” said Green, R-Mayville. “If you need help heating your home and are eligible for the credit, I encourage you to apply before the deadline so you can keep your family safe and warm this winter.”

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.

For the application form and additional information about the Energy Assistance Programs website at: http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance.