Americans who need help paying for utilities and energy can get that assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP.
There are many who will already qualify for the program if they’re enrolled in a different program, according to GoBankingRates.
These other low income assistance programs include
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP
- Supplemental Security Income, or SSI
- Some veterans benefit programs
While you may automatically qualify, you might need to still fill out an application.
You would need to reach out to your local office to get more details on how to qualify.
20% of households that do qualify do not end up getting help. Just because you qualify doesn’t mean you’ll get the help you need.
The federal government sets income limits, but local LIHEAP offices who give the money out can set their own limits if the cost of living is different for the area.
Those who rent may qualify for benefits as well.
If you pay utilities you could get LIHEAP.
Those in public and subsidized housing might not get help.