|(a) The structure's design must allow for energy conservation
retrofits and meet the definition of a Dwelling Unit per §6.2
of this chapter (relating to Definitions).
(b) A Dwelling Unit cannot be served if a single meter
is utilized by another Dwelling Unit that is not a part of the application
for assistance. In instances where separate structures share a meter
and the applicant is otherwise eligible for assistance, Subrecipient
must provide services if:
(1) The members of the separate structures that share
a meter submit a separate Household application to include all persons
and applicable income for each Dwelling Unit attached to the meter;
(2) All Household Dwelling Units served by the meter
are determined eligible to receive weatherization benefits.
(c) Subrecipient shall establish a written procedure
to serve Households that have a Vulnerable Population Household member,
Households with High Energy Burden, and Households with High Energy
Consumption. High Energy Burden shall be the highest rated item in
sliding scale priority determinations. The Subrecipient must maintain
documentation of the use of the criteria.
(d) Subrecipient shall determine applicant income eligibility
in compliance with §6.4 of this chapter (relating to Income Determination).
(e) Categorical Eligibility for DOE-WAP benefits exist
when at least one person in the Household receives assistance payments
under Title IV or XVI of the Social Security Act at any time during
the 12-month period preceding the determination of eligibility or
resides in a building that receives assistance under specific federal
programs as identified in §6.414 of this chapter (relating to
Eligibility for Multifamily Dwelling Units and Shelters) or by Contract.
Categorical Eligibility for LIHEAP-WAP benefits are the same as those
specified for CEAP benefits described in §6.307(b) of this chapter
(relating to Subrecipient Requirements for Customer Eligibility Criteria,
Provision of Services, and Establishing Priority for Eligible Households).
(f) Social Security numbers are not required for applicants.
(g) U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Qualified Alien.
Unqualified Aliens are not eligible to receive WAP benefits. Mixed
Status Households shall not be denied WAP assistance based solely
on the presence of a non-qualified member, except if the member is
the sole member of the Household. In accordance with §1.410(f)
of this title (relating to Determination of Alien Status for Program
Beneficiaries), relating to Exemptions under PRWORA, Subrecipient
must document U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, and Qualified Alien status
using the Department approved form. Qualified Alien status must also
be verified and documented using SAVE. Assistance shall be determined
(1) Count income for all Household members eighteen
years of age and older, including Unqualified Aliens; and
(2) Adjust the Household size for determining eligibility
and benefit assistance level to exclude all Unqualified Aliens.
(h) For purposes of determining Categorical Eligibility
or Vulnerable Populations (e.g. priority status) the Household is
not considered to satisfy the definition of having Categorical Eligibility
or Vulnerable Population if the only individual(s) in the Household
with Categorical Eligibility or Vulnerable Population status is an
Unqualified Alien. For purposes of reporting, all individuals in the
Household should be reported.