The Wisconsin Energy Services Division of Wisconsin provides services to qualified residential households in Wisconsin who need assistance with sealing and energy. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program operates the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program Public Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP and its related services help approximately 230,000 Wisconsin families annually.In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include:Emergency Fuel AssistanceEnergy Conservation Advice and Energy BudgetsProactive Co-Payment PlansTargeted Scope ServicesEmergency Furnace Repair and ReplacementServices are available through:County Social Services OfficesTribal GovernmentsPrivate Non-Profit or other government agencies
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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