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Income Guidelines 2016

This Winter heating season, LIHEAP-eligible applicants will have an option to decide which of the 2 affordable energy programs is best for you.

LIHEAP Direct Vendor Payment

LIHEAP DVP is designed to assist income-eligble households with winter energy services, in the form of a one-time benefit payment to the utility companies that are applied directly to the household's energy bills.

The amount of the payment is determined by income, household size, and fuel type.


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Expect Longer Wait Times in September and November.

**The program runs until the money is exhausted.**

Applications are taken at our office Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Our multilingual staff speaks - English, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian.

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Documents YOU Need to APPLY:

+ Proof of gross income from all household members for the 30-day period prior to the application date.

+ Current copy of both sides of the electric bill (if you pay for your home energy directly)

+ Bill must show rates and meter readings

+ Proof of Social Security Numbers of all household members
If a member of your household receives TANF, you must bring their Medical Eligibility Card

+ Applicants that have their utilities included in the rent must bring proof of rental agreement stating monthly rental amount, that utilities are included, and landlord contact information. (Rent costs must be greater than 30% of household gross income for 30 days prior to application).


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*Gross Income for 30 Days prior to Application Date
1 $1,471
2 $1,991
3 $2,511
4 $3,031
5 $3,551
6 $4,071
* For Each Additional Person, add $495

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