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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LIHEAP to begin accepting applications on November 1, 2016

LIHEAP is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps low-income families pay their bills.

To receive help:

  • You don't need to be on welfare.
  • You don't need to have an unpaid bill.
  • You can either rent or own your home.

There are three parts to LIHEAP. You can get all three.

1. Cash grants-are to help with your heating bill. The minimum cash grant will be $200 and the maximum grant is $1000.

2. Crisis grants-are up to $500 and are given to families who have an emergency and are in danger of being without heat. The minimum crisis grant is $25.

3. Weatherization grants-are grants to help families insulate their houses and repair or replace heating systems to save money on heating.

* A supplemental cash benefit of $50 will be issued to "vulnerable households" containing at least one member who is age 62 or older or a disabled individual and $75 if the household contains a child age five and under.

You are eligible for the cash and crisis grants if your yearly income before taxes is less than:

Household size:                                                     Yearly income:

1 person                                                                  $17,820

2 people                                                                  $24,030

3 people                                                                  $30,240

4 people                                                                  $36,450

Each additional person, add                                   $6,240

To apply for a cash or crisis grant:

For more information, click here.

For more information and to download LIHEAP Applications, starting 11/1/16, in English and Spanish, go to: http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm

Applications will not be accepted after March 31, 2017.

If you need legal assistance, please call Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania at 1-877-429-5994.

Posted 10/7/16