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Federal poverty guidelines

A number of assistance programs are available to help income-eligible Ohioans pay their utility bills.  Eligibility typically is based on total household income as a percentage of the federal poverty guidelines. Below are several of the limits commonly used.

Annual

 

Size of Household

 

Poverty Income at  150%
(PIPP Plus)

 

Poverty Income at  175%
(HEAP)

 

Poverty Income at  200%
(HWAP)

1

$17,820

$20,790

$23,760

2

$24,030

$28,035

$32,040

3

$30,240

$35,280

$40,320

4

$36,450

$42,525

$48,600

5

$42,660

$49,770

$56,880

6

$48,870

$57,015

$65,160

 

For units with more than six members add $6,240 for each member.

For units with more than six members add $7,280 for each member.

For units with more than six members add $8,320 for each member.

 

 

13 Weeks (Three Month Guidelines)

 

Size of Household

 

Poverty Income at  150%
(PIPP Plus)

 

Poverty Income at  175%
(HEAP)

 

 

Poverty Income at  200%
(HWAP)

1

$4,455

$5,197.50

$5,940

2

$6,007.50

$7,008.75

$8,010

3

$7,560

$8,820

$10,080

4

$9,112.50

$10,631.25

$12,150

5

$10,665

$12,442.50

$14,220

6

$12,217.50

$14,253.75

$16,290

 

For units with more than six members add $1,560 for each member.

For units with more than six members add $1,820 for each member.

For units with more than six members add $2,080.00 for each member.