Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor

Site: Windsor - Cantelon Dr

Service: LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-944-4900
Fax 519-944-9184
E-Mail uhc@uhc.ca
Website www.uhc.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Access centre to apply for LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program): 
* one-time emergency financial assistance per calendar year 
* program runs year round 
* maximum grant is $500 per fuel per household per year ($600 for electrically heated homes)  
* grant is credited directly toward energy bill  
* agency can arrange a 21-day hold on a disconnection notice while application is being reviewed 
* all decisions can be appealed
Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Areas Served Essex County
Eligibility * May be available to low-income customers of natural gas or electricity distributors (and unit sub-metering  
providers) experiencing difficulty paying current arrears  
* decision will be based on several factors including long-term viability of the account  
* a disconnection notice is required to be eligible (Questions regarding clients who are in arrears and not in receipt of disconnection notice, call for details).
Application * Pre-screening by telephone before in-person interview  
* Documents required for interview include: 
* Current energy bills from their residence in applicant's name 
* Notice of service disconnection, if applicable, 
* Applicant identification - two pieces of I.D. from the main applicant, and one piece from each of the other  
household members 
* Copy of rental receipt, lease or mortgage document from current month 
* Proof of household income - cheque stubs, EI and/or copy of OW/ODSP statement 
* Bank statement from the last 60 days
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 2011
Primary Executive June Muir, CEO
Funding Provincial - Sponsored by Ontario Energy Board, funded by all utility ratepayers through the distribution rates of each utility
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
6955 Cantelon Dr
Windsor, ON N8T 3J9
Intersection Cantelon Dr and Lauzon Pkwy
Bus Routes Ottawa 4
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
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