MPSC: Deadline to Apply for Michigan Home Heating Credit Approaches


August 28, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today noted that the September 30 deadline to apply for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit in 2012 is quickly approaching. The credit assists low-income people with winter energy bills.

“Paying winter energy bills can be challenging for low-income utility customers,” noted MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush. “The Home Heating Credit is available to assist them. The Michigan Public Service Commission encourages low-income customers to apply for this important credit before the deadline ? September 30.”

The Home Heating Credit is funded by the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant. Home Heating Credits are processed by the Michigan Department of Treasury. The form (1040CR-7) may be obtained from the Department of Treasury’s website ? ? or by calling 517-636-4486.

Eligible customers must have their homestead in Michigan, must own or rent the home in which they live, and for the standard allowance, their income must fall within certain limits, as the following chart indicates:

Number of Exemptions*

Maximum Income













*Note:  Add $4,200 for each additional exemption.  Special exemptions are available if you are deaf, blind, a person with a disability, or age 65 or older.

“Low-income customers may also be eligible for other assistance programs administered by utilities and consumer agency programs, and should contact their utility company for more information,” Quackenbush added.

The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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Judy Palnau, 517-241-3323


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