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


  • 2016 LIHEAP 60% Estimated State Median

    # Household


    Monthly Household

    Income Limits

    1 $1,859
    2 $2,432
    3 $3,004
    4 $3,576
    5 $4,148
    6 $4,720
    7 $4,827
    8 $4,935
    9 $5,042
    10 $5,149
    11 $5,257
    12 $5,364
    13 $5,471
    14 $5,578
    15 $5,686


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