LIHEAP Application Instructions


To apply for Missouri LIHEAP, applicants follow any of the two routes.

  • Apply in person: File an application with your local LIHEAP agency. You can find contact details for all contracted agencies here. Click on map to get contact information for LIHEAP in that county.

  • Apply through mail: You can also apply for LIHEAP in Missouri by downloading an application from this link. After you download the application, fill it in all respects. You will need to attach certain documents with the application before mailing it. You can mail your applications to your local contracted agency. Find mailing address for your nearest agency here.

When sending your application by mail, make sure that you date and sign it. You will need to attach copy of your latest energy bill, income proof, and social security numbers for everyone in the household. If your energy connection has been disconnected, you will have to staple a copy of such notice. Applications are usually accepted after November 1. However, if a person above 60 or with disability lives in your household, you may file for benefits after October 1.


Eligibility Requirements


In order to receive Missouri LIHEAP benefits, applicants will have to meet the following requirements.

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or a qualified alien

  • Applicant must be a resident of Missouri

  • Applicant must be responsible for paying household utility bills

  • Applicant's household income must be below 135% of Federal Poverty Line

Income Eligibility

Household income for Missouri LIHEAP is set at 135% of the FPL.

Family size Annual income limit

  1. $15,080

  2. $20,426

  3. $25,772

  4. $31,118

  5. $36,464

  6. $41,810

  7. $47,156

  8. $52,502

For additional members in the household, please add $10,890 for every additional person.