LIHEAP

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 of 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

 

WAGE EARNERS:
Please bring copies of your check stubs for the three-month period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your federal income
tax return.

 

FIXED INCOME:
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.

 

SELF-EMPLOYED/FARMERS:
Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

 

FIP RECIPIENTS:
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.

 

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:
LIHEAP
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319
or, call your local community action agency.

INCOME MAXIMUMS

2017/2018

 

Household Size   Annual Gross Income
1   $21,245
2   $28,805
3   $36,365
4   $43,925
5   $51,485
6   $59,045
7   $66,605
8   $74,165


For households with more than eight members,
add $7,560 annually for each additional member.

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