Indiana LIHEAP Application Information

The Indiana LIHEAP is a federally sponsored energy assistance program that provides financial assistance to low income households in the state, to help them pay for utility services. The program is implemented through the Community Action Agency, which has a network of offices covering every county. This program is particularly helpful during the cold winter months, because it prevents utility companies from shutting off the heating service of low income families.

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are based on the income, resources and the residence of the applicants. The program offers special concessions for individuals currently receiving benefits from SNAP, TANF, SSI and other related social service programs.

If you meet these basic eligibility requirements, you should go ahead and apply for the program. Applying for the Indiana LIHEAP is a fairly easy process. All you need to do is to contact your nearest county office and setup an appointment for an interview.

Upon successful completion of the application process, you will start receiving the benefits of the program. These benefits include:

  • One-time deposits to eligible households to assist in the payment of heat and electricity bills

  • Additional funds are provided to applicants if their electricity or heating system is scheduled to be cut off or has already been shut off.


Eligibility Requirements


In order to be eligible for the Indiana LIHEAP program, you need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These requirements are mainly based on the income and residence of the applicants and are highlighted below:

  • Applicants to the Indiana LIHEAP program need to have a gross monthly income that is equal to or less than the maximum eligible income as provided for in the Indiana LIHEAP program available on this link: www.otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/program (Indiana LIHEAP Program income guidelines)

  • Applicants currently receiving SNAP, TANF, and SSI are automatically eligible for the Indiana LIHEAP program.

  • To be eligible for the Indiana LIHEAP program, you must be a resident of the state of Indiana and a US national or a registered legal alien.

Applicants for the Indiana LIHEAP program can qualify for emergency benefits if:

  • Their heating system or thermostat are either shutoff or are scheduled to be shut off

  • Their electric or natural gas heat is shut off or scheduled to be shut off

  • They are out of fuel, have less than a quarter tank of fuel oil or kerosene or have less than 10 day supply of deliverable heat sources such as wood, wood pellets or corn.


LIHEAP Application Instructions

Applying for the Indiana LIHEAP program is a fairly easy process. You need to get in contact with a program representative who will guide you through the application process. Important contacts for the local Indiana LIHEAP program representatives is available on this link: www.in.gov/ihcda/files/WX_SubGrantee_Contacts (Indiana LIHEAP local program representatives contact information)

When submitting your application for the program, you should remember to provide the required verification documents which are mainly proof of identity, residence and income. Upon successful completion of the process, you will start receiving the Indiana LIHEAP program benefits.

You can obtain more information on the Indiana LIHEAP program, by contacting your nearest local office available on this link: www.in.gov/ihcda/files/CAPS.pdf (Indiana LIHEAP Program contact information)