The ECKAN Weatherization Assistance Program is accepting applications for individuals in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chase, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Greenwood, Johnson, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Morris, Osage, Woodson and Wyandotte counties.

Eligible individuals include home owners and renters that meet household income levels. If anyone in the household receives one or more of the following sources of income they will be automatically qualified for the program.

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Utility assistance from the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

To apply or learn more information about the program, contact ECKAN at 785-242-6413 or visit their website at http://www.eckan.org/weatherization/.

Stimulus Checks for SSI Recipients

Categorized: Independent Living

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that individuals receiving SSDI and/or SSI will automatically be sent stimulus funds.   However, those who have who have qualifying children under age 17 must enter information as soon as possible to receive the $500 per dependent rebate.  Those who have dependents should visit the IRS website and complete the steps listed there.

Here’s the information you will need to have ready:

  • Full name, current mailing address and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account number, type and routing number, if you have one (otherwise you will be sent a check)
  • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you received from the IRS earlier this year, if you have one
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one (If you don’t have one, leave it blank)
  • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse