Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching

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LANSING, Mich.—Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit have less than one month left to apply for assistance, said Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton.

The deadline is Friday, Sept. 30.

“Summer is winding down and it won’t be long before we turn on the furnaces to keep warm,” said Colbeck. “I urge any eligible individual or family that has difficulty keeping their home warm in the winter to apply for the Home Heating Credit.”

According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, eligible individuals must maintain their homestead in Michigan, must own or rent the home in which they live, and for the standard allowance, their income must fall with certain limits.

For example, a single person must have an annual income of $11,929 or less to qualify. The income limit increases $4,114 for each additional exemption. Special exemptions are available for individuals who are deaf, blind, disabled or over the age of 65.

Designed to help low-income Michigan families with the cost of heating their homes, the Home Heating Credit is federally funded through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

For the application form, visit the Michigan Department of Treasury website at: www.michigan.gov/taxes, or call 517-636-4486.

Additional information is available at the Energy Assistance Programs website at: http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance.

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