Program income guidelines are set at 60% of the state’s median income.
The Low-Income home energy assistance (LIHEAP) program helps families through initiatives that help families meet energy costs.
The program provides assistance in managing costs associated with housing energy bills, energy crisis, weather conditions, and energy related minor repairs to homes.
Elderly and homebound households.
To qualify as an elderly household, all adult members of the household must be 65 years of age or older.
To qualify as a homebound household, there can be no one in the household who is not homebound, or must be the sole caretaker of a homebound member.
All other income eligible applicants will be served if funds are available.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year.
To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.
You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.
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*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
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