Gov't emergency heating plan criticized Published October 9, 2009

Cassista said it was good they wouldn't be looking at those, but said the current format — with applicants having to account for how much they spend on food and other items — was too complicated.

Many seniors who live on their own survive on incomes of around $1,200 per month, she said."So we already know they're in a deficit," she said. "So to say that the seniors need to do that is demoralizing for them."