Wisconsin LIHEAP Application Information

The Wisconsin LIHEAP program is a federally sponsored program that provides energy assistance to low-income Wisconsin households. This program helps to subsidize the heating costs of low-income families by making one time payments to their heating and other utility accounts with their respective vendors. This program is managed by the Energy Assistance bureau, which has offices spread throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Apart from providing regular heating and electric assistance, the Wisconsin LIHEAP program also provides the following services to its members:

  • Emergency fuel assistance

  • Energy conservation counseling

  • Pro-active co-payment plans

  • Targeted outreach services

  • Emergency furnace replacement

These services can be accessed locally by the Wisconsin residence through: the county social services offices, private non-profit organizations, and tribal government agencies.

In order to qualify for the program applicants to the Wisconsin LIHEAP, need to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are based on the household income, residential status, and the applicant’s participation in other social service programs such as SNAP and TANF.

Applying for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program is an easy process that can be done in two easy steps. You first need to locate your local Wisconsin LIHEAP offices where you can book an appointment with a local program representative. During the appointment the program representative will examine your documents and ask you several interview questions directed at establishing your eligibility to the program.

Upon successful completion of the process, you will start receiving the benefits of the program.

Wisconsin LIHEAP-Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program, applicants need to meet a set of eligibility

Eligibility Requirements


Requirements, these eligibility requirements are based on the income, residence and vulnerability status of the applicant and are discussed below:

Wisconsin LIHEAP- Income Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program applicants must have an annual income before tax that is less or equal to the program maximum provided in the following table:

$16,245

One member in the household

$21,855

2 household members

$27,465

3 household members

$33,075

4 household members

$38,685

5 household members

$44,295

6 household member

$49,905

7 household members

$55,915

8 household members

For any additional household member $5,610 is added

Wisconsin LIHEAP Residential Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify. Applicants for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program must be residents of the state of Wisconsin and should be either US nationals or registered legal aliens.

Vulnerability to Heating Costs

Applicants to the Wisconcin LIHEAP program are required to demonstrate that they are vulnerable to not being able to pay their heating and electric bills or they cannot replace a malfunctioned heating source.


LIHEAP Application Instructions

Applying for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program is a fairly easy process; all you need to do is to locate your local Wisconsin LIHEAP agency available on this link: www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov/ (Wisconsin LIHEAP List of Local County Offices). At the local agency a program representative will determine whether you are eligible for the Wisconsin LIHEAP program by verifying your documents and asking you questions aimed at establishing your eligibility to the program.

Upon successful completion of the application process, you will start enjoying the Wisconsin LIHEAP program benefits.

For more information, you can contact the Wisconsin LIHEAP Program using the following contact information:

Home Energy +
PO Box 7868
Madison, Wisconsin  53707-7868


Phone:  866-HEATWIS   FAX:  (608) 267-6931