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Michigan Heating Assistance Experiencing Changes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- With colder weather on it's way, you may be ready to crank up the heat. 

Residents in Michigan needing help with heating bills are in for some big changes.

The state is denying applications for crisis assistance submitted in October and are asking people to wait until November 1st. 

Applicants will begin qualifying for help once they get a past-due notice instead of having to wait until facing a shutoff. 

Michigan has received less money from the federal government this year for energy assistance than in the past.