ODSA and Electric Utilities Announce PIPP Policies During the Pandemic
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) issued a notice to agencies on Monday announcing its decision to delay the enforcement of income reverification requirements for the Percentage Income Payment Plan until January 1, 2020, at which point it will begin dropping people from PIPP for failure to reverify. ODSA commits to reviewing the decision in December and may adjust the date based on the situation consumers are then facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This clearly benefits our clients, particularly those that are homebound because of illness or susceptibility to COVID-19. It will also affect relatively few existing clients because most will reverify when they apply for a WCP or regular HEAP payment.