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Thread: 100 Gallons of Free Heating Oil for people needing fuel assistance.

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    100 Gallons of Free Heating Oil for people needing fuel assistance.

    There are restrictions on income and state you live in, but if you can qualify - this is more than a $300 freebie:

    http://www.citizensenergy.com/pages/OilHeatProgram
    Oil Heat Program
    The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and other cold weather states since 1979. This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing.Does your State Participate?You must have the latest Flash plugin in order to view this content. Click here to download.

    What is the Oil Heat Program?In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 16 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need. This year the Oil Heat Program will provide eligible families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.

    The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program will begin authorizing deliveries on December 3, 2007. Please click here for further program information and to learn how to apply.
    Why is the Program Needed?In states like Massachusetts, heating oil prices have increased by more than 120% since 2000, yet the wages for low-income families and individuals has remained stagnant. The federal government provides some help to low-income families struggling to stay warm during the winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but this assistance reaches only 16% of eligible families. And many other working poor families who do not qualify for federal assistance programs still need help from time to time.

    Low-income families have little choice but to cut back on food, medicine, and other life essentials when their home energy costs rise. Bad choices lead to bad outcomes. When the heating bills of poor families rise, studies show they often reduce their spending on food by about the same amount, and it is no surprise that cases of undernourished children increase by about one-third during winter months.

    The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program works to provide struggling families with a bit of relief when temperatures hit freezing and high heating oil prices force families to make difficult and often unsafe trade-offs.

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    This was posted earlier
    http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh...d.php?t=226835

    But it's a great reminder.

    And be sure to poke around on their website, there are links to other assistance programs:
    http://www.citizensenergy.com/englis...stancePrograms

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    Has anyone seen what states it is limited to?

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    Sorry - I looked for it and didn't see it. I apologize, but if I didn't see it maybe someone else didn't see it who could use it.

    Thanks for updating me.

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    http://www.citizensenergy.com/englis...OilHeatProgram

    15 participating states plus D.C.

    VT, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, AK, Wash DC.
    ME, NY, PA, VA, WI, MI, IN

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    Income Limits?

    I know of a couple who could benefit from this. Anyone know the income limits?

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    AK 150% Federal Poverty Level or $38,730 for family of four
    CT 150-200% Federal Poverty Level or about $41,300 family of four
    DC 60% State Median Income or $30,149 family of four
    DE 200% Federal Poverty Level or $41,300 family of four
    IN 150% Federal Povery Level or $30,975 family of four
    MA 200% Federal Poverty Level or $41,300 family of four
    MD 175% Federal Poverty Level or $36,137 family of four
    ME 150-170% Federal Poverty Level or about $35,105 family of four
    MI 110% Federal Poverty Level or $22,715 family of four
    NJ 175% Federal Poverty Level or $37,137 family of four
    NY 60% State Median Income or $43,302 family of four
    PA 150% Federal Poverty Level or $30,975 family of four
    RI 60% State Median Income or $46,978 family of four
    VA 130% Federal Poverty Level or $26,845 family of four
    VT 125% Federal Poverty Level or $25,812 family of four
    WI 150% Federal Poverty Level or $30,975 family of four

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayray View Post
    AK 150% Federal Poverty Level or $38,730 for family of four
    CT 150-200% Federal Poverty Level or about $41,300 family of four
    DC 60% State Median Income or $30,149 family of four
    DE 200% Federal Poverty Level or $41,300 family of four
    IN 150% Federal Povery Level or $30,975 family of four
    MA 200% Federal Poverty Level or $41,300 family of four
    MD 175% Federal Poverty Level or $36,137 family of four
    ME 150-170% Federal Poverty Level or about $35,105 family of four
    MI 110% Federal Poverty Level or $22,715 family of four
    NJ 175% Federal Poverty Level or $37,137 family of four
    NY 60% State Median Income or $43,302 family of four
    PA 150% Federal Poverty Level or $30,975 family of four
    RI 60% State Median Income or $46,978 family of four
    VA 130% Federal Poverty Level or $26,845 family of four
    VT 125% Federal Poverty Level or $25,812 family of four
    WI 150% Federal Poverty Level or $30,975 family of four
    Thanks, I will pass this along.

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    this will really help our family in VA, thanks for the awsome post!!!

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    Remember who is behind this though

    CITGO sponsors this, and a Kennedy fronts it, but CITGO is owned by the government of Venezuela headed by Hugo Chavez, one of the most anti-American figures in the world. While individuals may benefit, the intention of Chavez is to twist our tail. At the same time he sends this heating oil for the poor, he tries to get OPEC to raise the price greatly and threatens at times that he might cut off all oil shipments to the US. (In an ironic twist, we get most of our oil imports from Chavez's Venezuela.)

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