The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.
The 2023 LIEAP application period is from Tuesday, January 3, 2023, through Friday, March 31, 2023. Applications must be received prior to 5:00 PM, March 31, 2023. Apply online through the DCF Self-Service Portal or by downloading the fillable PDF – LIEAP paper application.
Learn more about LIEAP by reading through the Frequently Asked Questions - LIEAP Frequently Asked Questions
Other community resources that may be of assistance can be found here: EES Helping Organizations.
The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions. Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-432-0043.
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
- Applicants must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.
The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:
2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines
|Persons Living at the Address
||Maximum Gross |
|+1 $590 for each additional person|
Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:
- Household income
- Number of persons living at the address
- Type of dwelling
- Type of heating fuel