Families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter can seek help from Union County’s Department of Social Services.
The department’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program gives a one-time payment in February to help families cover expenses. To qualify for the program, families must have household assets totaling no more than $2,200. For a family of four, the maximum monthly income can’t be higher than $2,022. Residents can apply for the program from Monday, Nov. 1, to Nov. 12 at the social services office at 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Monroe. The office is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.