The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded energy assistance program that helps families to pay the heating bill.

How to Apply for LIHEAP in New York:


In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New York and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs. You also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,505
2 $23.595
3 $29,685
4 $35,775
5 $41,865
6 $47,955
7 $54,045
8 $60,135

*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), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

More Information:

For more information, please visit the New York LIHEAP program website.