Energy Assistance

LIHEAP: Low Income Home Energy Assistance

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with a one-time benefit towards the utility used to provide heat in the home during the winter. This includes, but is not limited to gas, electric, wood, propane and oil. This program is available depending on funding availability.

Household eligibility is based on income and benefit amounts are determined by the household’s historical energy usage.

The LIHEAP income guidelines below are effective starting on July 1, 2013.

IDAHO LIHEAP
Program Year 2013-2014

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

3-Month Income Limit

1
$1436
$4309
2
$1939
$5817
3
$2442
$7325
4
$2944
$8833
5
$3447
$10,341
6
$3950
$11,849
7
$4452
$13,357
8
$4955
$14,865
Each Additional Member
$503
$1508

 

WASHINGTON LIHEAP
Program Year 2012-2013

Please note that 20% is deducted from salaries and wages and 10% is deducted from unemployment and retirement benefits. This increases the income limit for persons with income from the aforementioned sources.

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

3-Month Income Limit

1
$1164
$3491
2
$1576
$4728
3
$1989
$5966
4
$2401
$7203
5
$2814
$8441
6
$3226
$9678
7
$3639
$10916
8
$4051
$12153
Each Additional Member
$413
$1238

 

Applicants to the LIHEAP program must provide the following information at the time of their application:

  • Names/birth dates for all household members
  • Proof of social security numbers for all household members (SS cards or statement from SSA)
  • Heating energy vendor name/account number (utility bill)
  • Verification of residence address (bill with home address)
  • Income verification for the previous 3 months by pay date, not pay period (paystubs, SS/SSI award letters, etc)

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