Eligible Mississippians can get help with home energy bills

During the intense heat and bitter winters, our seniors and most vulnerable families can be left to make the tough choice between adequately cooling or heating their homes or other basic need necessities: food, gas, or medications.

The Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay the cost of home energy bills and other energy-related services. Benefits vary depending on the intensity level and are based on the rating tool.

Tina Ruffin, the Director of the Division of Community Services for the Mississippi Department of Health, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share eligibility and more.