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.


For more information, please contact your local Department of Social Services or email us.

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