LIHEAP Application Instructions


You can apply for LIHEAP in three different ways

Apply online: To apply online, you can visit COMPASS (http://www.compass.state.pa.us/) website and fill an online application.

Apply in person: In order to apply for the program in person, you just have to visit your nearest country assistance office. You can find address and contact information for your local country office here.

Apply through mail/fax: You can apply for LIHEAP through fax or mail. In order to do that, you will have to download an application and complete it. Once completed, you will have to send it to local country office. You can download the application here (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/documents/form/.pdf).

When you apply for LIHEAP assistance, make sure that you have all the necessary documents with you. You will need to enter information about all the members in your household. Such information includes name, social security number, and date of birth. You will also have to provide proof of your household income and a recent heating bill along with information about members in your household.


Eligibility Requirements


In order to receive aid from LIHEAP, one has to meet certain eligibility criteria.

  • Be a resident of state of Pennsylvania

  • Must need income assistance to meet heating costs

  • Must meet income eligibility

Income eligibility

Households will have to meet income criteria to receive cash aid through LIHEAP in Pennsylvania. Households with income below 150% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) will be able to receive cash aid through LIHEAP.

Here is income chart with number of household members to know if you qualify for the program or not.

Number of people in household Annual income limit

  1. $16,755

  2. $22.695

  3. $28,635

  4. $34,575

  5. $40,515

  6. $46,455

  7. $52,395

  8. $58,335

  9. $64,275

  10. $70,215

If more people live in your household, then add $5,940 for each additional person.

You can view complete income chart here.

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