Financial Assistance

HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS with MUCH-NEEDED RESOURCES

Energy Assistance

The cost of heating the home during the winter can be a burden for many households. That’s why NKCAC’s network of neighborhood centers provides a variety of programs to help families and individuals manage their heating bills. Staff can provide tips and ideas for lowering energy use and also take applications for Weatherization services.

The largest and best known of NKCAC’s energy assistance programs is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP Subsidy component runs in November and December of each year. The program provides a credit or payment to a household’s primary heating source. The program is available based on the household’s total income and no disconnection notice is needed.

LIHEAP Crisis component begins in January and has the same income eligibility as the Subsidy component with the additional requirement that the household must have a past due bill or disconnect notice from their metered utility company or they must self-certify that they are within four days of running out of their bulk fuel.  The Crisis component operates on a first come, first serve basis and will be in operation until March 31st or until funds have been expended.

Although LIHEAP runs for only part of the year, many Neighborhood Centers can provide some emergency assistance if a household has an energy crisis.

Please contact a Neighborhood Center in your county to find out how to apply for LIHEAP as well as what other services your household may be eligible for.

Please schedule a meeting with one of our staff members to get this process started on the NKCAC Auto Scheduler which is available from October–March.

 

Prescription Assistance

In collaboration with the Faith Community Pharmacy, we are able to assist qualified clients who have no prescription drug coverage obtain free medications. Individuals with Medicare Part D plans may also be eligible.

Representatives from Faith Community Pharmacy come to many of our neighborhood centers to screen for eligibility and provide donated prescriptions.

Call the Faith Community Pharmacy at (859) 426-7837 for more details, or call the neighborhood center near you to find when the pharmacists will be in your area.

Check out Faith Community Pharmacy for more information.

 

Online Resources:

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

If you have Medicare and want to find out if you might be eligible for extra help with your prescription drug costs, this site can help you determine what you may be eligible for.

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