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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps pay the winter heating bills of low-income and elderly people. This assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. If you are interested in learning if you qualify, please write to:
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Des Moines, IA 50319
|Household Size||3 Month Gross Income||Annual Gross Income|
For households with more than eight members, add $1,820 per three months, or $7,280 annually for each additional member.
When to Apply
What to Take
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.
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 three 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.
ECI REC's tariff contains detailed information about LIHEAP.