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Applications accepted for cooling programs

The Ironton Lawrence County CAO will process the Summer Cooling Program applications through Aug. 31. The income level for the Summer Program has lowered.

The agency will assist with cooling bills through payments on one’s electric bill or providing with an AC unit.

The SCP will focus on clients; who are 60 years of age and older or with a medical condition. A statement from a doctor on a letterhead or prescription pad stating the necessity of the electric or AC unit will be needed to complete the application. If you are already on PIPP, you may receive assistance only if you are in PIPP default or disconnect. You may download the medical form at www.ilcao.org/heap.htm

In order to process your application quickly and effectively please be sure to provide all needed documents. This reduces your wait time as well as not having to reschedule another appointment due to lack of documentation. Documents are as follows:

• Heating account number (bill)

• Electric account number (bill)

• Past 90 days of income for every¬one 18 and older.

• All birthday and Social Security (cards if new)

• Do not bring W-2’s as proof of income.

• Other documentation may be requested.

The HEAP department is located at 120 N. Third St. Ironton. To schedule an appointment please call (740) 532-3140, Option 1. Please leave all account numbers. Please state the name on the bill as well as your own for appointment. All Buckeye REC customers need to call Buckeye and make them aware of their appointments. Questions should be addressed to (740) 532-3140 ext 1219.

If you are 30 minutes or later for your- appointment you will be rescheduled. Rescheduling may affect your disconnect date and you may be disconnected. Applicants are to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time in order to begin new procedures that have been newly implemented.

There will also be emergency walk-ins beginning at 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. However, you need to arrive around 8 a.m. to receive a walk-in slot. They are first come first serve. The requirements for walk-ins are stricter than regular appointments.

If you are a PIPP customer and wish to re-verify, you must also obtain an appointment. If you have received a letter concerning your PIPP then you may use the walk-in times as long as you bring your letter and are within three days of the 30 day limit.