$750 Energy Assistance Payments: Americans Have Weeks To Apply

Idahoans have only a few weeks left to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in order to receive assistance with their energy bills this winter.

The SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) started setting up appointments for help on November 1 of last year.

The maximum crisis benefit authorized without the approval of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) is $750.

Residents of Idaho can contact the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho to inquire about any available local assistance.

– An Idaho resident -One household member must be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident. – Show proof of identity

Are You Eligible?

– Provide proof of heating expense – Each household is eligible for one benefit payment per programme year (October – September annually)

Those who are in a precarious situation can submit an application for emergency heating assistance, and those who are approved could receive up to $750.

The requirements are the same as those for the seasonal heating assistance, with some modifications added in.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded programme that provides families with energy credits and payment assistance of up to $500.

LIHEAP is a federal grant and aid program, but unlike other federal programs such as SNAP, states have flexibility in establishing eligibility guidelines.