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Newsroom LIEAP Application Deadline Approaching

Topeka- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through Thursday, March 31, 2011.  Applications must be received in the LIEAP Processing Center or an SRS office by close of business on March 31st. 


Funding for the LIEAP program is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Service through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, and families with children are the primary groups assisted.  So far this year, 40,095 qualifying households have been provided an average benefit of $262.97

To qualify, applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills. Income eligibility guidelines are set at 130 percent of the federal poverty level. Persons with incomes within the following guidelines may receive LIEAP benefits:


Persons Living at the Address Maximum Allowable Monthly Income











**Add $390 for each additional person.**


The level of benefit varies according to household income, number of persons living at the address, type of heating fuel, and utility rates. 

LIEAP applications are available at local SRS offices or by calling toll-free 1-800-432-0043. Visit to apply online.