United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Site: United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Service: Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Record #: BAR2539
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022
Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2022

Description

Description (Service) Access centre to apply for LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) one-time emergency financial assistance
  • program runs from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 or until funds are depleted
  • grant is credited directly toward energy bill
  • agency can arrange hold on a disconnection notice while a case is being assessed
  • length of hold depends on utility company
  • all decisions can be appealed
  • Assistance through LEAP program can only normally be received once in a calendar year (12 months), but there are TEMPORARY PROGRAM CHANGES for 2022
    • Gas customers can receive up to $1000.00 on past due balance
    • Customers who heat with electricity can receive up to $1200.00 on past due balance
    • Eligible customers can apply more than once for 2022 up to the maximum grant amounts

Service Details

Hours United Way of Greater Simcoe County: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served
  • Brantford - Customers of Brantford Power
  • Ontario - Customers of Hydro One, Enbridge Gas and Union Gas, Elexicon Energy (formerly Veridian)
  • Simcoe County - Customers of InnPower
  • Alectra Utilities, formerly Powerstream (Customers from Barrie to North York only)
  • Epcor Natural Gas (Customers in parts of Bruce County, Elgin County, Middlesex County, Oxford County and Norfolk County)
  • Epcor Electricity (Customers in Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and Thornbury)
  • Energy+ (Customers in County of Brant)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up May be available to low-income customers of natural gas or electricity distributors (and unit sub-metering providers) experiencing difficulty paying current arrears
  • decision will be based on several factors including long-term viability of the account
  • a disconnection notice is not required to be eligible
  • Hydro One (customers throughout Ontario)
  • Enbridge Gas (customers throughout Ontario)
  • Union Gas (customers throughout Ontario)
  • Elexicon Energy (formerly Veridian) (customers throughout Ontario) - LEAP FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED FOR 2022
  • Inn Power, formerly Innisfil Hydro (Simcoe County customers) - Aug 23, 2022 LEAP FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED FOR 2022
  • Alectra Utilities, formerly Powerstream (Customers from Barrie to North York only) - LEAP FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED FOR 2022
  • Brantford Power (Brantford customers) - Apr 1, 2022 LEAP FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED FOR 2022
  • Epcor Natural Gas (Customers in parts of Bruce County, Elgin County, Middlesex County, Oxford County and Norfolk County)
  • Epcor Electricity (Customers in Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and Thornbury) - Jul 26, 2022 LEAP FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED FOR 2022
  • Energy+ (Customers in County of Brant)
Click here for income eligibility criteria.
Application
  • Pre-screening by telephone before in-person interview with the intake agency
  • documents required for interview include photo id for everyone in the home, current utility bill, proof of lease or mortgage, proof of household income for everyone over the age of 18 yrs and recent bank statement showing 30 days prior to application date
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Simcoe County
Address & Map
1110 Hwy 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
Intersection County Road 27 and Hwy 26 W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone LEAP Program Application: 1-855-487-5327
E-Mail leap@uwsimcoemuskoka.ca
Website uwsimcoemuskoka.ca/leap/
Primary Contact Chantel Dalton, Manager, Call Centre, United Way Simcoe Muskoka
Alternate Contact Shelby Tinney, Team Lead, United Way Simcoe Muskoka

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