Monday Aug 17, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Special crisis funding is available for those struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home energy bills can apply for help from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Recovery Crisis program through Aug. 31.

The program can help those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic insecurity, said Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller.

LIHEAP helps with home energy bills, ensuring continuity of energy service for low-income Pennsylvanians. LIHEAP normally runs from November through April. The Recovery Crisis program runs through August.

LIHEAP Recovery Crisis benefits may be available if a household has had its main or secondary energy source shut off; is notified that utility service will be shut off

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