The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. People need not have an unpaid bill to receive energy assistance. People can receive this money without being on welfare. No lien is placed on the person’s property if they receive this help. Additional money is available to individuals if they are in an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing their heat. Emergency situations include:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
Lack of fuel
Termination of utility service
Danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated

How to Apply for LIHEAP in Pennsylvania:

You can apply for LIHEAP online. Click here to apply.

Eligibility:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs. In order to qualify, you 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), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

More Information:

For more information about the LIHEAP program in Pennsylvania visit the website.