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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Official Website

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Managing AgencyU.S. Department of Health and Human Serviceshttp://www.hhs.gov/

Program Description

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, and, if the state chooses, to weatherize homes.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To find out whether you are eligible to receive LIHEAP benefits, contact your state or tribal LIHEAP office. Information about how to contact each office can be obtained at:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap-state-and-territory-contact-listing

For help applying for LIHEAP benefits, you may also call this toll-free number:
1-866-674-6327

Program Contact Information

For more information about LIHEAP:
You can call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project. NEAR is a free service providing information on where you can apply for LIHEAP. You can speak to someone at NEAR Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Mountain Time).
You can:
  • Call the toll-free phone number at: 1-866-674-6327
  • send an e-mail to:energy@ncat.org
  • or you can contact your State's LIHEAP office

A list of frequently asked questions about LIHEAP is also available at:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/resource/consumer-frquently-asked-questions


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