Every county in Indiana is divided into municipalities. The trustee of the municipality is an elected official who is, among other duties, responsible for the relief of the residents of the municipality. This may include assistance with food, clothing, shelter, utilities (no deposits, reconnections, or penalties), clothing, food, household goods, medical services, and funeral expenses. Each municipal administrator has different guidelines, based on standards set by the state. In some larger, populated cities, the administrator may have staff to help with the registration process.
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.
|Persons In Family||Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)|
*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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