New Hampshire LIHEAP Application Information
New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning Fuel Assistance (FAP) provides assistance to low-income households who are unable to pay their heating bills during winter. The program also provides emergency assistance in case income eligible households are running out of fuel. Such households are provided direct aid to secure fuel supplies. Households facing threat of disconnection can receive grant to clear the bills and stop a complete shut-off. In some cases, households are referred to other source of assistance if they qualify.
Benefits will be directly sent to energy provider in case of regular FAP assistance but they will be paid directly to the person responsible for paying heating bills for household in case of emergency assistance. The amount of benefits you receive through FAP (LIHEAP) depends on size of household, income, and type house you are living in. Households with elderly, disabled, or young children will receive priority.
Typically, benefits are never below $120 and they are never above $975. The average amount of benefits offered through FAP is $500. These benefits grants in nature and therefore they don’t count as income when applying for any other assistance program in New Hampshire.
To receive FAP (LIHEAP) benefits in New Hampshire, you will have to meet FAP eligibility requirements including income requirements. The best way to determine your eligibility for FAP is to apply for the benefits and let the program determine your eligibility. In most cases, you will be eligible for FAP and Weatherization program in New Hampshire if you need income requirements.
To receive benefits through New Hampshire FAP, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.
You must be a citizen of U.S or a lawful alien.
You must be a resident of New Hampshire. You will have to provide your residence proof to establish this.
You must be in need of financial assistance to pay your heating costs.
Your household income must be within the limit set for FAP
Your household income should not be more than certain limit, which is determined based on the size of your household.
Size of household Maximum annual income
For additional person, you can add $7,920
If a person in your household is receiving assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income, or some other assistance program, you will automatically become income-eligible for New Hampshire FAP.
LIHEAP Application Instructions
To apply for New Hampshire FAP, you need to contact your local Community Action Agency (CAA). You can find contact information for local offices of CAA in your area using this link.
If you can’t go to CAA office because you’re homebound, you can call your local office and ask for an interview arrangement at your home. In all cases, you will have to be interviewed by your CAA office in order to determine your eligibility and amount of benefits.
When applying for Fuel Assistance Program (FAP), you automatically apply for Weatherization Assistance as well. Both programs use the same application and eligibility determination process. However, this doesn’t mean that qualifying for one program necessarily means you qualify for the other as well.