Sign-Up Event in Braddock in December

Harrisburg – Dec. 1, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh have joined together to host an event to enroll residents who may be eligible for help in paying their heating bills, or those in need of health care through the insurance marketplace.

Brewster’s staff will be helping eligible residents sign up for the state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  LIHEAP helps low-income individuals and families manage their home heating bills. 

In addition, a health care navigator will be on hand to enroll those interested in accessing insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Citizens can ask questions about health insurance and, if interested, enroll in health insurance coverage through Health Insurance Marketplace.

“The weather has turned cold and many need access to health care,” Brewster said.  “I am pleased that my staff will be working with the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to enroll those who may be eligible for assistance.”

The enrollment event will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Braddock Carnegie Library, 419 Library Street.  To make an appointment for assistance, please call 412- 255-1471.  Walk-ins will not be accepted after 3:30 p.m.

Eligibility for LIHEAP is determined by family income.  Those seeking assistance should bring name, date of birth, social security numbers, recent pay documents or other proof of household income and a recent heating bill.

There are two kinds of LIHEAP grants available: a cash grant sent directly to the utility company or a cash grant for those who may be without heat. 

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