NewsGetting LIHEAP in Pennsylvania

Getting LIHEAP in Pennsylvania

LIHEAP is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Download and Print the attached flyer to save this information for later.

  • You don’t need to be on welfare
  • You don’t need to have an unpaid heating bill (your heat can still be on)                                                          
  • You can either rent or own your home

LIHEAP is taking new applications for its cash, weatherization and crisis grants beginning November 1, 2017.*

Applications for LIHEAP will not be accepted after April 6, 2018.

If you received LIHEAP last year you must reapply this year!

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

  1. Cash grants. These grants are to help with your heating bill; the minimum cash grant will be $200 and the maximum grant is $1000.
  2. Crisis grants. These grants are up to $500 and given to families who have an emergency and are in danger of being without heat. The minimum crisis grant is $25.
  3. Weatherization grants. These grants help families insulate their houses and repair or replace heating systems to save money on heating. 

To apply for a Cash or Crisis grant, go to your local County Assistance Office (CAO) or apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us. It can take up to 30 days to process a cash grant application. You can also call to apply or check on your application status: 877-857-7095

For more information and to download LIHEAP applications starting 11/1/17—in English and Spanish—go to http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm

You are eligible for the Cash or Crisis grant if your yearly income before taxes is under

Household Size

Monthly Income

Yearly Income

1

$1,507.50

$18,090

2

$2,030.00

$24,360

3

$2,552.50

$30,630

4

$3,075.00

$36,900

Each additional person add

 

             $  6,270

Unlike previous years there will be no in-season supplemental grants
 issued to vulnerable households.

 

*The more than 346,000 households in Pennsylvania who received LIHEAP last year will receive pre-season invitations to apply for cash grants; crisis grants will not be considered before November 1st.

 

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