LIHEAP Application Instructions

To receive Nebraska LIHEAP benefits, you will have to apply for benefits. You can apply online or do so in person.

Apply Online: To apply online for Nebraska LIHEAP, you can visit ACCESS Nebraska ( website and start your application process.

Apply in Person: You can also apply in person by visiting your nearest DHHS office. You can find a list of statewide DHHS offices and their contact information using this link. On the page, you will see a map. Click on your county and you will see details of office in that county.

Eligibility Requirements

Nebraska LIHEAP is only available to households who meet the program guidelines. To qualify, you must be

  • A U.S citizen or a qualified alien

  • A resident of Nebraska

  • Must need help to pay energy bills

  • In case of cooling assistance, household must have a person aged 70 or above needing cooling for medical reasons

  • For emergency assistance, you must have tried to keep your bills current but facing emergency with fuel due to an unforeseen event

  • Meet income guidelines

Income Guidelines

For Nebraska LIHEAP, households must meet the following income guidelines

Size of household Maximum annual income

1 $12,639

2 $17,066

3 $21,506

4 $25,933

5 $30,360

6 $34,800

7 $39,377

8 $43,653

9 $48,094

10 $52,520

If your household has more than ten people, you can add $4,413 for every additional person.