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.