Pennsylvania Utility Law Project Releases 2019-2020 Low Income Energy Assistance Program Advocates Manual
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) has released its 2019-2020 Low Income Energy Assistance Program - Pennsylvania Advocates Manual. The manual is developed and produced by the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) for use by members of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network and others who assist low income individuals who are seeking funds from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
The different aspects and components of LIHEAP often change from year to year and can be confusing to advocates and applicants. Many eligible consumers do not apply, and those who do apply often receive less than their full potential benefits. This Manual is intended to be a working reference that aids understanding of and access to the benefits provided by Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP.
This year’s edition reflects program changes, current forms, references, website links, as well as additional issues and advocacy suggestions. The footnotes contain citations to the 19-20 LIHEAP State Plan and relevant legal authority for your reference. The Appendices provide contact lists and resources to assist in your advocacy.
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) provides information, assistance, and advice about residential utility and energy matters affecting low-income consumers. PULP serves all of Pennsylvania.
PULP is a specialized component of Regional Housing Legal Services and is based in Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. PULP acts in coordination with the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network of Programs and other nonprofit agencies and community groups.