— The recent cold temperatures may have left some low-income North Dakotans with home heating costs that are higher than their budget can handle. The North Dakota Department of Human Services reminds low-income individuals and families and seniors on limited fixed incomes that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally-funded program helps qualifying households pay a portion of their home heating costs, whether its natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood or kerosene. …

— As the days and nights get colder, some low-income North Dakotans may find the increase in home heating costs beyond what their budget can handle. The North Dakota Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals, families, and seniors that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their …

— Winter is coming, and the cost of heating a home may be particularly burdensome to people on fixed incomes. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help both homeowners and renters. “Energy assistance is an essential safety net,” said Steve Gardner, AARP associate state director for communications. “Pennsylvanians should not have to choose between buying food and medicine or staying warm this winter.”  Applications are being accepted for both monthly cash assistance and crisis grants to help with emergencies …

— Statement on LR 238 Health and Human Services Committee October 25, 2013 Presented by Mark Intermill, Advocacy Director To begin my remarks, I want to thank the people who work at call centers and who are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of ACCESS Nebraska.  They have been tasked with trying to make the best of a system that has been replete with problems from its inception.  They bear the brunt of the public response to structural mistakes of ACCESS …

— The U.S. territories aren’t usually the topic of conversation or a hearing in Congress, but thanks to two companion bills, Congress may soon be addressing new benefits to the outlying territorial jurisdictions. Senate Bill 1237, also known as the Omnibus Territories Bill will be discussed in a hearing on Thursday, July 11th. The bill was introduced in late June by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and covers a myriad of issues that are …

— Today, AARP expressed support for protecting funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as the Senate prepares to consider reauthorization of the Farm Bill.  “While AARP recognizes the economic challenges facing our nation and that burdens must be shouldered by broad segments of society, we do not believe it’s appropriate to reduce already inadequate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – $4.30 per person per day – to households experiencing food insecurity,” said Joyce Rogers, AARP Senior Vice President, …

— As temperatures drop, the cost of heating homes in the Bay State rises higher and higher. We’ve got some hot tips to help keep the heat in your home – and money in the bank – during the long winter season.  A few inexpensive and easy ways to stay warm inside include: Replace broken or cracked glass on older windows; check to see that windows close properly and window locks pull sashes together. Repair doors with non-working doorknobs, latches and …

— By Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education and Outreach Struggling to pay your cooling or heating bills? Help is available. AARP can help you find assistance to stay cool this summer and warm next winter. Home Cooling and Heating Help You may be able to get help paying your utility costs through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). How much help you may receive depends on your income and household size, how much it costs …