LIHEAP Application Instructions


If you meet the eligibility requirements for the Kentucky LIHEAP program, you should go ahead and apply for benefits. This is a fairly easy process, all you need to do is to locate and schedule an appointment with a program representative through the following toll-free-number: 1-866-674-6327

During your appointment with the Kentucky LIHEAP program representative, you should remember to carry the important verification documents as specified on this link: www.chfs.ky.gov/NR/LIHEAPbrochure.pdf (Kentucky LIHEAP required verification documents)

Upon successful completion of the process you will start receiving the benefits of the program.


Eligibility Requirements


Applicants to the Kentucky LIHEAP program need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are based on the household income, household resources and area of residence of the applicants and are discussed below:

To qualify for the Kentucky LIHEAP subsidy program:

  • Applicants should have an income that is less than or equal to the specified maximum as per the Kentucky LIHEAP income guidelines available on this link: www.benefits.gov/benefits (Kentucky LIHEAP Income Eligibility guidelines)

  • Applicants who are currently receiving benefits from other social service programs such as SNAP. SSI, and TANF are automatically eligible for the program.

  • Applicants to the Kentucky LIHEAP program must be residents of the state of Kentucky and US national or registered legal aliens

To qualify for the Kentucky LIHEAP program, qualify for the program if:

  • Applicants who are using heating systems that are electricity or gas based should either be shut off or scheduled to be shutoff

  • Applicants gas or electricity heating source should either be shut off or scheduled to be shut off

  • Applicants should have less than a quarter tank of fuel or less than 10 day supply of deliverable energy such as wood, wood pellets and cor.

To be eligible for the summer cooling program, applicants need to:

  • Have a member of the household with a condition that requires cooling as verified by a medical professional

  • Have a member of the household who is older than 65 years

  • Have a member of the household who is less than six years of age