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 as of July 1, 2014.

IDAHO LIHEAP
Program Year 2014-2015

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

3-Month Income Limit

1
$1459
$4376
2
$1966
$5899
3
$2474
$7422
4
$2982
$8945
5
$3489
$10,468
6
$3997
$11,991
7
$4505
$13,514
8
$5012
$15,037
Each Additional Member
$508
$1523

 

WASHINGTON LIHEAP
Program Year 2013-2014

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
$1197
$3591
2
$1616
$4847
3
$2034
$6103
4
$2453
$7359
5
$2872
$8616
6
$3291
$9872
7
$3709
$11,128
8
$4128
$12,384
Each Additional Member
$419
$1256

 

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

  • Names and 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 and 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 (pay stubs, SS/SSI award letters, etc)

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