Thursday, November 6, 2014

Getting LIHEAP in Delaware County

Getting LIHEAP in Delaware County

LIHEAP is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  This program helps
low-income families pay their heating bills. 

To receive help:
  • You don’t need to be on welfare
  • You don’t need to have an unpaid heating bill(your heat can still be on)
  • You can either rent or own your home

LIHEAP is taking (new) applications for its cash, weatherization
and crisis  grants beginning November 3, 2014.
Applications for LIHEAP will not be accepted after April 3, 2015.
If you received LIHEAP last year you must reapply this year!

There are three parts of LIHEAP.  You can get all three.
1.     Cash grants.  These grants are to help with your heating bill; the minimum cash grant will be $100 and the maximum grant is $1000.
2.     Crisis grants.  These grants are up to $500 and given to families who have an emergency and are in danger of being without heat. The minimum crisis grant is $25.
3.     Weatherization grants.  These grants help families insulate their houses and repair or replace heating systems to save money on heating. 

To apply for a Cash or Crisis grant, go to the Delaware County Assistance Office (CAO),
701 Crosby Street in Chester
or apply on-line at

It usually takes 45 days to process an application for a Cash grant.
You are eligible for the Cash or Crisis grants if your yearly income before taxes is less than

Household Size
Yearly Income
Each additional person add
        $  6,090

*these income limits are slightly higher than the income limits of last year’s program
still some households receiving LIHEAP last year may be determined income ineligible this year.

To apply for a Crisis grant or to make an inquiry about the status of your LIHEAP application, call 1-866-857-7095

If you need legal assistance, please call
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania at 1-877-429-5994 (toll-free).

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