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 not received a LIHEAP benefit payment in the previous 6 months

     

  • 2017 LIHEAP 60% Estimated State Median



     # Household

    Members

     Monthly Household

    Income Limit

     1

     $1,905

    2

    $2,491

    3

    $3,077

    4

    $3,663

    5

    $4,249

    6

    $4,835

    7

    $4,945

    8

    $5,055

    9

    $5,165

    10

    $5,275

    11

    $5,385

    12

    $5,495

    13

    $5,605

    14

    $5,715

    15

    $5,824

     

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