The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. The LIHEAP program may provide bill payment assistance and/or energy crisis assistance.

 

Just the facts

Household income determines the minimum requirements for energy assistance. Availability to LIHEAP is not guaranteed. There may be other eligibility requirements.

  • Applicant must be responsible for household energy bill

     

  • Applicant must have an active energy account

     

  • Applicant may not have received a LIHEAP benefit payment in the previous 6 months

     

  • 2018 LIHEAP 60% Estimated State Median



     # Household

    Members

     Monthly Household

    Income Limit

     1

     $1,913

    2

    $2,502

    3

    $3,090

    4

    $3,679

    5

    $4,267

    6

    $4,856

    7

    $4,966

    8

    $5,077

    9

    $5,187

    10

    $5,298

    11

    $5,408

    12

    $5,518

    13

    $5,629

    14

    $5,739

    15

    $5,849

     

Information needed to apply

  • Recent copies of your utility bills
  • Last four consecutive copies of check stubs for employed household members
  • Proof of unearned income (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Pension Funds, Disability, etc.)
  • Disconnect notice (if you received a shut-off notice from your energy company)
  • Proof of present address (rent receipt, lease or deed, etc.)
  • Driver’s license or picture ID of head of household and (his/ her) Social Security card
  • Proof of total members living in your household and their Social Security cards
  • Additional information may be required to determine your eligibility for energy assistance
  • Additional LIHEAP Resources