Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.
Toll-Free 1.800.322.1073
(603) 668-8010

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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 2013-2014 winter season. This is a pre-registration as the program will open officially on December 1, 2013. 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 2013-2014

2013-2014 Guidelines

People in Household Monthly Gross Income Annual Gross Income
1 $ 1,889 $ 22,980
2 $ 2,550 $ 31,020
3 $ 3,210 $ 39,060
4 $ 3,871 $ 47,100
5 $ 4,532 $ 55,140
6 $ 5,193 $ 63,180
7 $ 5,854 $ 71,220
8 $ 6,515 $ 79,260

*Income guidelines may increase. It is best to apply ahead of time.

Fuel Assistance benefits from $75 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 may qualify for a benefit.

Call the office closest to you if you want to make an appointment. Call today!

Hillsborough County

Open Year round 8:30 am to 4:30 PM

Manchester Area
160 Silver Street
(603) 647-4470
1 (800) 322-1073

Nashua Area
134 Allds Street
(603) 889-3440
1 (877) 211-0723

Peterborough Area
46 Concord Street – The River Center
(603) 924-2243
1 (877) 757-7048

Hillsboro  (Monday and Friday)
63 West Main St.
(603) 464-5835

Milford  (Tuesday and Thursday)
Library Annex
(603) 673-0756

Antrim  (Thursday)
The Grapevine
(603) 924-2243

Greenville (Wednesday)
56 Main Street
(603) 878-3364

Rockingham County

Open Year round 8:30 am to 4:30 PM

Derry Area
9 Crystal Ave., Derry
(603) 965-3029
(855) 295-4105

Portsmouth Area
4 Cutts St., Portsmouth
(603) 436-3896
(800) 639-3896

Raymond Area
55 Prescott Rd., Raymond
(603) 895-2303
(800) 974-2303

Salem Area
85 Stiles Rd., Ste. 103, Salem
(603) 893-9172
(800) 939-9172

Seacoast Area
683 Lafayette Rd., Seabrook
(603) 474-3507
(800) 979-3507