To receive services, the following are needed:
Bill (for which assistance is needed)
Photo Identification (individuals 18 and over)
Social Security Cards (for all household members)
Proof of income (for all household members)
Signed Authorization (all household members 18 and older)
Documents may be submitted by mail, email, fax or drop box.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. This important resource provides financial assistance to eligible households in managing costs associated with:
Home Energy bills
Repair or replacement of heaters or furnaces
Households may qualify for LIHEAP assistance for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid propane/butane gas, and other energy-related services.
Individuals who have never received services may submit a Pre Application through the Common Web Portal (https://www.access.ms.gov/). This site is available nationwide, but services and funds are for residents of Mississippi only.
This office also assists with those applying for LIHEAP, Utility Assistance.
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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