Evergy urges Kansans to apply for financial relief before March 31 deadline

Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 8:22 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Evergy has urged Kansans to apply for federal financial relief before its March 31 deadline to be eligible for electric utility bill funds.

Evergy says that applications for financial assistance toward utilities from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be accepted through March. In Kansas, it said completed applications are required to be received by 5 p.m. on March 31.

The electric utility company indicated that the average benefit paid out to Kansans is around $1,180, which can be applied to electricity or gas utility bills. In 2022, it said $47 million helped around 40,000 households in LIEAP aid.

To qualify, Evergy noted that Kansans are required to have a combined gross income of all people living at the home that is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. For example, a family of four is required to have an annual household income - before taxes - below $41,628.

Evergy said its customer advisors have partnered with community service organizations to help customers apply for funds. Advisors will host several utility assistance events over the next few months to help customers apply for LIEAP.

On Jan. 12, Evergy said advisors will be at Evergy Connect in Wichita, 111 Ellis off of Douglas Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help applicants. Evergy’s Wichita Connect is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on future assistance event dates, click HERE.