DHHR Offers Assistant with Propane Heating Expenses

The West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has announced a supplemental payment to assist eligible residents with propane heating expenses for the 2023-24 winter season. 
Residents who used propane for heating and who received a regular Low Income Energy Assistance Program payment this past winter will receive an automatic $84 payment to assist with propane heating expenses. 
The payments were made possible by a $250,000 donation resulting from a class action settlement in the Swiger v. AmeriGas case, which was approved by Judge Robert B. Stone of the Monongalia County Circuit Court.
“We are thankful for this generous donation that will offset rising heating expenses for 2,977 eligible families this winter,” said Cynthia Persily, incoming secretary for the West Virginia Dept. of Human Services. 
All payments were expected to be received by Nov. 24.