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Help available to pay heating bills

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There's some help again this year for people who have trouble paying for heat.

Wisconsin Public Service is reminding low-income customers to check out a program that helps with heating bills. The program is administered by the state and paid for with federal dollars. It also offers emergency furnace repair and energy counseling.

"Sometimes people get behind in their bills, they lost their job, there's an illness--a young one's illness--things that happen to folks that is out of their control sometimes," said Kelly Zagrzebski, Wisconsin Public Service spokeswoman. "It's nice to have something that's available and a place that we can send them from the utility to say, check with these folks, they should be able to help you."

You do have to qualify for the program based on your income. For information on the program and income guidelines, visit http://www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov/.

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