The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.
The LIEAP application period typically begins in January and continue through the end of March each year.
In order to qualify:
- An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
- Applications must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.
- The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level according to the following guidelines.
2022 LIEAP Eligibility guidelines
|Persons living at address||Maximum gross monthly income|
|+1||$568 for each additional person|
Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:
- Household Income
- Number of persons living at the address
- Type of dwelling
- Type of heating fuel