Low Income Energy Assistance
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted.
Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 1 through March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
A household that applies must:
Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
Meet an income test
Have reserves at or below $2,250
Be responsible for its heating bills
The following chart describes the Low Income Energy Assistance Eligibility Requirements.
|Eligibility Requirement||What's Needed||How Often|
|Identity||ID, Contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation||At application|
|Address||Lease, rental agreement, any other shelter expenses, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation||At application or situation, if moving|
|Citizenship/ Alien Status||Verification of citizenship/alien status via Immigration and Naturalization Service||At application|
|Social Security Number||Valid social security card or number||At application|
|Earned Income: Wages/Self-Employment||Wage stubs, tax forms contacting employer||At application|
|Unearned Income: Public Benefits/ Private Retirement Benefits/Trust, etc.||Documents from provider, award letter||At application|
|Assets/Resources||Ownership and tax records - bank and court documents||At application|
|Heating Expense||Copy of bills||At application|
How to Apply
Applications will be taken December 1 through January 31 or until funds are exhausted. Contact your local Department of Social Services for the application dates and for additional information on LIEAP.