Assistance: Helping Ohioans Beat the Heat

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Ohio begins its annual summer program that provides money to help needy Ohioans beat the season's heat.

The Ohio Department of Development's summer crisis program offers up to $175 for the purchase of an air conditioner or payment of a summer electric bill.

A low-income household qualifies if there's a family member 60 or older or someone who has proof from a doctor that air conditioning is medically necessary.

A family of four is eligible if the household's income is below $44,100.

For more information on the energy assistance porgram click here.

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