To qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program, recipients are required to show financial need for home energy costs. The amount of the benefit depends on an applicant's household income and family size.
The Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded grant program that helps people meet their energy needs. It focuses on low-income recipients who pay a high proportion of their household income on home energy. The program helps them with their home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related home repairs. Although the federal government funds the program, individual states regulate the specific requirements related to eligibility and what is covered.