What Are the LIHEAP Income Guidelines in Pennsylvania?


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The Pennsylvania LIHEAP income limit guidelines is $17,505 for a household size of one, as of 2015. Additional members of the household add $6,090 to the total income limit.

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, provides residents with assistance in paying heating bills to Pennsylvania residents. LIHEAP is a cash grant that is sent directly to the utility provider. The crisis grant provides cash to households who are in immediate danger of having their heat turned off. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program opens in the fall of each year to allow residents to apply for assistance.

There are three different ways to apply for LIHEAP, including online, in-person or on-paper applications. To apply online, residents must use the website COMPASS, where they can apply for LIHEAP and other services available. If a resident would like to apply on paper, he can download the application available at dhs.state.pa.us. For applying in person, residents should visit their local county assistance offices.

Residents with questions or those looking for more information can contact their local county assistance office or call the LIHEAD hot line at 866-857-7095, Monday through Friday. Residents with hearing impairments should call the TDD number at 800-451-5886.

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