LIHEAP Energy Assistance
ATTENTION: RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL?
The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.
If you are not sure where to apply, please write to:
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Des Moines, IA 50319
or, call your local community action agency.
For households with more than six members, add $610 per 30-day period, or $7,315 annually for each additional member.
2016-2017 IOWA HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
WHEN TO APPLY:
Elderly (60& over) and/or disabled:
October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019
All other households:
November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019
WHAT TO TAKE:
- Proof on Income (for all household members age 19 and over) Most recent 3 months’ check stubs, award letter from Social Security or 2017 tax return
- Social Security numbers for all household members (documentation required)
- Recent heat bill
- Recent electric bill
Please bring copies of your check stubs for the three-months period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your federal income tax return.
This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran’s Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and pensions. Please bring copies of your most recent 3 months’ check stubs.
Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.
Please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.
If you receive alimony or child support, it will also need to be verified.