Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching
LANSING--Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit have less than a month left to apply for assistance, said Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township.
The deadline is Friday, Sept. 30.
“Cold weather will be here before we know it,” Jansen said. “Those who are eligible for the Home Heating Credit should apply now.”
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 within 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 www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance.
Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Print friendly version Email this page