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Heating Assistance Expected to Drop This Winter

Heating bills are expected to be higher in the upper midwest this winter.  But there's still expected to be fewer people taking advantage of heating assistance in Wisconsin.  That's the latest from the Department of Administration in Madison.  The department expects 217 thousand people in the state to get heating assistance this winter, down from 221 thousand from last winter.   A family of four making less than 47 thousand dollars a year are eligible for heating assistance benefits.  Average benefit is expected to be $240. 

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