Heating Bill Assistance: What Is The LIHEAP Monthly Income Limit?

This year, the cost of heating and cooling has gone through the roof, and the U.S. government is looking for ways to help people out financially.

LIHEAP assists qualified energy bill payers. It assists low-income households with heating and cooling expenses, energy crises, weatherization, and energy-related home repairs.

Last Monday, HHS announced that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will give $4.5 billion to American families this winter.

"This programme has helped low-income families pay their heating and cooling costs for over 40 years," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.

"With heating costs rising, helping struggling families is more crucial than ever. We can keep Americans warm and healthy this winter with this money. He said.

A person may be automatically eligible for LIHEAP if they are already getting other benefits like SNAP, SSI, or TANF or have family members who are.

Income Limit: One-person households can earn $20,385, while three-person households can earn $34,545. Two-person households can earn $27,465, and four-person households $41,625.

"Low-income households spend three times their income on energy expenses than wealthy ones," said Dr. Lanikque Howard, chief of the ACF Office of Community Services.

"As extreme weather occurrences increase, it is more critical than ever to ensure people and families know about help, apply for it, and get it." He added.