West Virginia DHHR announces supplemental propane payment to help with heating expenses

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced an additional propane payment to support eligible residents with heating bills for the 2019-20 winter season.

According to a press release, the payments were made possible by a donation of $ 250,000 resulting from a class action lawsuit in the Swiger case against AmeriGas that was approved by the Monongalia County Circuit Court under Judge Robert B. Stone’s 2010 ruling.

The donation was made possible, according to a press release, by collective attorney David Romano of Romano Law Office LC, Clarksburg, West Virginia, and Edgar Gentle, III, court-appointed claims administrator, Hoover, Alabama.

“The DHHR is pleased to provide dedicated propane heating assistance to approximately 3,549 eligible families,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “The payments from this donation will help many households to offset the rising heating costs this winter.”

Residents who receive propane for heating and who applied for and received regular low-income energy aid program payment last winter will receive an automatic payment of $ 76 to support propane heating bills, according to the DHHR.

All payments are expected to be made by March 26, 2020.

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