To qualify for the West Virginia energy assistance program, a household’s income cannot exceed 200% of the poverty guidelines. To determine what sources of income are used to document eligibility and to apply for assistance, contact a local community action agency in your county of residence. When a customer applies for an energy assistance program through an agency, they are also applying for this program. Be sure to let the intake worker know you’d also like to participate in the weatherization program.
Local community action agency weatherization offices throughout the state take applications for weatherization assistance and determine whether or not a dwelling unit and its residents are income eligible for weatherization assistance. Income verification is made with income sources and official documentation and can be a time consuming process to complete.
Income criteria is based on:
- annual gross income from ALL income sources at 200% OMB Poverty guidelines per household family
- whether the applicant has received cash assistance payments under Title IV of XVI of the Social Security
Act during the preceding twelve months.
- Note that these are the basics of eligibility. Other criteria and requirements may apply or determine waitlist
placement – the local community action agency intake staff has information.