The Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low income households pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location.
Contact your local Community Action Agency to apply for LIHEAP. Click here to find the one in your area.
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,090 per additional person.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
For more information on Illinois LIHEAP, please visit the Utility Bill Assistance page or call 1-800-252-8643.