Peer Counseling is a Core Service that RCIL offers to people with disabilities.  RCIL helps them connect with other people who have, or have experienced, a disability by hosting an online RCIL Friends group once a month.  The group meets virtually via Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  They discuss disability related topics such as health and wellness, safety, transportation, housing, and direct support worker concerns.  Individuals can participate in the meeting using their computer, tablet, smartphone, or their phone.  Are you interested to join?  Contact RCIL at 785-528-3105 to sign up and to attend the next online RCIL Friends group meeting on February 23, 2021 at 2:00pm.  We will be discussing about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and utility resources.

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/.

Do you need assistance to pay your utility bill? The Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program that helps qualifying households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. The deadline for 2019 LIEAP application is March 29, 2019. For more information, visit the Department for Children and Families (DCF) website here to review their qualifications and their application. You can print and mail the application or complete the application online. Feel free to contact your local RCIL office if you need assistance to complete the LIEAP application.

Do you need assistance to pay your utilities bills?  Starting January 18, 2012 The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications will be available at your local Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS) office and on the SRS website through March 30, 2012.

LIEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.  You will receive a paper application in the mail if you are a 2011 LIEAP applicants and December recipients of food, cash, or medical assistance.  LIEAP applications can be submitted online or by mail starting January 18th through March 30th.

The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions.  If you need additional information you can contact SRS at 1-800-432-0043.

In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying for heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or to the fuel vendor.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.
  3. The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:

Persons Living
at the Address

2012 Maximum Allowable
Monthly Income

1

$1,180

2

$1,594

3

$2,008

4

$2,422

5

$2,836

6

$3,249

7

$3,663

8

$4,077

9

$4,491

10

$4,905

11

$5,319

12

$5,732