LIHEAP Application Instructions
If you meet the basic Ohio LI-HEAP eligibility requirements you should proceed to apply for participation in the program. Applying for the Ohio LI-HEAP program is an easy process; all you need to do is to download an application form available on this link: www.development.ohio.gov/files/is/HEAPApp.pdf (Ohio LI-HEAP Program Application form). .Before filling the application form you should make sure that you read and understand all the application instructions.
The Ohio LI-HEAP application forms can also be obtained by:
Calling Ohio LI- HEAP toll-free at (800) 282-0880
Visiting your Local Community Action Agencies
At Local libraries
Visiting your County Departments of Job and Family Services
Requesting at the Area Agencies on Aging
Requesting at the Local Utility Offices
After filling the application form, you should make sure that you sign it and proceed to mail it to the following address:
P.O. Box 1240
Columbus, Ohio 43216
You should attach the following documents when mailing the application form:
A proof for income in the past year
A copy of the most recent utility/fuel bill, and
Other documents as specified in the application form
Upon successful processing of the application you will start receiving the benefits of the program.
To be considered for program membership applicants to the Ohio LI-HEAP program need to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These program eligibility requirements are based on the applicant’s household income, residential status and membership to other social service program and are discussed below:
Ohio LI-HEAP Income Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Ohio LI-HEAP program need to have a household income that is either equal to, or less than the stated program maximum. These program eligibility requirements are based on the gross household income before tax and are highlighted on the following link: www.development.ohio.gov/ (Ohio LI-HEAP Income eligibility requirements).
Applicants participating in other social service programs, such as SNAP, TANF and SSI are not subjected to the income test, because they are considered automatically income eligible.
Residential Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Ohio LI-HEAP program must be residents of the state of Ohio and US nationals or registered legal aliens.
Applicants living in subsidized federal housing, where the heating costs are part of the total rent are not eligible for the Ohio LI-HEAP program.