EES Policy No. 21-03-03

RE:  2021 LIEAP Program changes

Policy Memo

Contact Persons: Lewis Kimsey

From:  Sandra Kimmons

KEESM Reference: 13362

Date:  March 18, 2021


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 2021 LIEAP Season Program adjustments

In acknowledgement of the impact of the February 2021 cold snap and the resulting higher than normal utility bills that Kansas families are experiencing, the following changes are being made to the 2021 LIEAP Program:

  1. The application period is extended from March 31, 2021 to May 28, 2021.
  2. The income guidelines for the 2021 LIEAP Program season will be based off of 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.  A retroactive review of cases denied as “over income” will be conducted to identify those cases that meet the new income guidelines and those identified cases will be reprocessed for eligibility based on the new income guidelines.