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Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:26

Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching

(AREA) -- Residents who qualify for Michigan's Home Heating Credit have less than two weeks left to apply for assistance, according to State Senator Mike Green. The deadline to apply for the credit is Monday, September 30. The Michigan Public Service Commission says eligible individuals must maintain their homestead in Michigan, must own or rent the home in which they live, and for the standard allowance, their income must fall with certain limits. For example, a single person must have an annual income of $11,929 or less to qualify. The income limit increases $4,114 for each additional exemption. Special exemptions are available for individuals who are deaf, blind, disabled or over the age of 65. Designed to help low-income Michigan families with the cost of heating their homes, the Home Heating Credit is federally funded through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. For the application form, visit the Michigan Department of Treasury website at www.michigan.gov/taxes or call 517-636-4486.