The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides elderly, handicapped and low-income residents with the financial assistance necessary to meet vital heating and utility expenses. This important program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Clients may also chooseto participate in developing a case management plan to achieve increased financial self-sufficiency to avoid energy related emergencies.
The Fuel Assistance Program staff is now taking applications for the 2012-2013 winter season. This is a pre-registration as the program will open officially on December 1, 2012. Clients who were on the program last year have the choice of sending in their mail in application with all accompanying documentation or calling for an appointment for a face-to-face interview. New clients must come to the office for their appointment. The income guidelines listed are for the start of the program year, they may be increased at a later date if funding permits.
Fuel Assistance Program for winter 2012-2013
|People in Household||Monthly Gross Income||Annual Gross Income|
|1||$ 1,836||$ 22,340|
|2||$ 2,487||$ 30,260|
|3||$ 3,138||$ 38,180|
|4||$ 3,789||$ 46,100|
|5||$ 4,440||$ 54,020|
|6||$ 5,091||$ 61,940|
|7||$ 5,742||$ 69,860|
|8||$ 6,276||$ 76,355|
*Income guidelines may increase. It is best to apply ahead of time.
Fuel Assistance benefits from $150 to $1125 may be available to homeowners or renters during the winter heating season. Eligibility and benefit amounts are determined by GROSS household income for a 30 day period going back from the appointment day, household size, and annual heating costs. Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be repaid. The Fuel Assistance Program MAY PAY your rent if the heat is included in the rent and your rent is not subsidized. Subsidized tenants who pay their own heat should qualify for a benefit.
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Open Year round 8:30 am to 4:30 PM
160 Silver Street
134 Allds Street
46 Concord Street – The River Center
Hillsboro (Monday and Friday)
63 West Main St.
Milford (Tuesday and Thursday)
56 Main Street