Westar Energy assists with energy fund applications
Community visits help low income families access federal program
Westar Energy customer advisors are assisting Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applicants over the upcoming weeks throughout the communities they serve.
Since 2010, Westar Energy customer advisers have partnered with community service organizations to provide on-site support for more than 3,500 households applying for LIEAP funds. Applications are being accepted through March 29, 2019 at 5 p.m. A schedule to receive assistance is included, but dates sometimes change. A current schedule is posted at WestarEnergy.com.
Applicants will need utility account numbers, proof of income and Social Security numbers for all members of their household.
“Thousands of LIEAP applications are rejected each year because of avoidable errors,” Jeff Beasley, vice president, customer care, said. “Our customer advisors understand the application, required documentation and are here to help throughout the process.”
LIEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.
To learn more about eligibility requirements or fill out a LIEAP application, visit the Kansas Department for Children and Families website or call 1-800-432-0043.
About KCP&L and Westar Energy: Serving approximately 1.5 million customers in Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L), KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company and Westar Energy are the electric utilities of Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG).
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