(a) Selected households already approved for other benefits administered by the Family Support Services Division (FSSD) are normally pre-authorized during June of each year. Households pre-approved for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are those who received a State Supplemental Payment (SSP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits all 12 months of the previous year and met all the criteria shown in (1) through (3).
(1) The household received LIHEAP the previous year.
(2) The address remained the same.
(3) The income did not exceed eligibility guidelines for household size during the year.
(b) Households not meeting preauthorization criteria must complete an application.
(c) The cooling assistance part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) normally begins mid-July, and applications are taken until allocated funds are expended. • 1
(d) The same payment schedule is used for unsubsidized renters and roomers with utilities included in their rent except that payments are made directly to approved households.
(e) Payments may be made to purchase cooling equipment such as fans and window air conditioning units or to repair existing cooling equipment.